ERIC Number: ED437104
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Indicators for Excellence: San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) Transfer Tracking Study, January 1998-September 1998.
Armstrong, William B.; Takahata, Gail M.; Barnes, Randy A.
This study evaluates the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) transfer function to private and out-of-state four-year colleges and universities through the tracking of a sample of students. While the majority of transcripts sent by SDCCD are to California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campuses, this study shows that a large number are also sent to private colleges and universities. A high proportion (81%) of students requesting transcripts actually enrolled in the private or out-of-state institution to which the transcript was sent. Ninety percent of all transcripts sent to private colleges during the time frame covered by the study (January to September 1998) were to private colleges and universities in California. Eighty-three percent of transcripts sent to California institutions were to private institutions in San Diego County. Caucasians represented the largest proportion of transfer students enrolled in private and out-of-state institutions. The distribution of transfers to the UC, CSU, and private colleges by gender was very similar. Establishing formal data-sharing agreements with these institutions would provide valuable information regarding the transfer patterns of SDCCD students. Appended is a complete list of institutions that received transcript requests for January-September 1998. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA.