ERIC Number: ED438868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec-11
Reference Count: N/A
Student Transfer in Indiana--Follow-Up Report on Degree Completion and Persistence of 1990 Entering Freshmen: A Working Paper.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
This follow-up report addresses three broad aspects of student transfer: (1) transfer between Indiana public college and university campuses; (2) transfer across degree-objective levels; and (3) completion rates and transfer between major fields of study. Of all pre-degree transfers, most (40%) occur between the first and the second year of enrollment. Campus movement is widespread, and offers two key findings: (1) the primary recipient of transferring students is the Indiana University (IU) system, including transfers from one IU campus to another; and (2) Ivy Tech State College received far more transfer students from other institutions than it generated for them. Among students who made the shift from two-year programs to four-year programs, those initially enrolled at a four-year campus and completing a two-year degree demonstrated the highest completion rate of baccalaureate degrees. The highest degree completion rates occurred for students with their initial major in agriculture, language arts, or engineering. Students with undecided or undeclared majors in their first year had the lowest degree completion rates within each degree level category. More than one-fourth of all degree recipients graduated with a degree from a program area different than the program indicated as their major in their first year. An appendix is included. (VWC)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Educational Attainment, Educational Mobility, Graduation, Higher Education, School Holding Power, State Colleges, State Universities, Transfer Programs, Transfer Students
Indiana Commission for Higher Education, 101 W. Ohio St., Suite 550, Indianapolis, IN 46204-1971. Tel: 317-464-4400; Web site: http://www.che.state.in.us.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana