ERIC Number: ED431453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Howard Community College's 1992-1996 Transfer Graduates: A Trend Analysis.
This report aims to increase awareness regarding the characteristics, goals, and academic accomplishments of the students who graduated from Howard Community College (HCC) and transferred to four-year campuses. The data compiled in this report on transfer students were collected as part of follow-up surveys sent to all HCC graduates approximately 1 year after graduation. The report describes and compares the demographics and academic characteristics of fiscal year (FY) 1992, FY 1993, FY 1994, FY 1995, and FY 1996 graduates of HCC who transferred to a four-year institution within a year of graduating and responded to graduate surveys. The report analyzes the characteristics of these graduates as they left HCC and their academic experiences at the transfer institutions during the first year of transfer. Highlighted findings are as follows. The average transfer graduate at HCC between 1992 and 1996 was a 25-year old female, who completed her studies within 4 years, graduating with a cumulative GPA of 3.25. Of the 65 credits earned at HCC, 59 were accepted at the Maryland public four-year institution to which she transferred. One year after graduating from HCC, she had completed 24 credits at the receiving institution, was majoring in the same or a related field as her major at HCC, and was earning a GPA of 3.2. After 1 year at the four-year institution, she rated the transfer preparation received at HCC as 4.2 on a 5-point scale (where 1 is "very poor" and 5 is "very good"). Contains 19 tables and charts. (JJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office of Planning and Evaluation.