ERIC Number: ED443467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Mar-13
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up on Student Transfer and Degree Completion at Indiana's Public Colleges and Universities.
Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
This document addresses questions raised by recent reports on student transfer and degree completion rates at Indiana's public colleges and universities. It focuses on issues of intercampus transfer among Indiana public colleges and universities and includes some extended sections from the degree completion analysis. It provides policy implications for the seven key findings from the reports. While 48% of the non-transferring baccalaureate-seeking students completed a baccalaureate degree within 6 years, only 27% of those who changed campuses completed within 6 years. In the transfer process, students appear to at least lose momentum toward the completion of their degree, and most likely credits. However, another important finding is that students who complete an associate degree and then move into baccalaureate programs demonstrated a higher baccalaureate degree completion rate than those who began initially in baccalaureate programs. Compared nationally, fewer Indiana students from two-year campuses went on to complete a baccalaureate degree within 6 years of their initial enrollment. African American students demonstrated a baccalaureate degree completion rate that is substantially lower than the completion rates by students of other race/ethnicity groups. It is recommended that the commission encourage the development of 2+2 activity with attention to student's ability to move "without penalty" from the two-year campuses to the four-year campuses. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana