ERIC Number: ED444629
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of B.C. College Transfer Students Admitted to Simon Fraser University, 1994/95 to 1998/99.
The report presents a profile of transfer students admitted to Simon Fraser University (SFU) from colleges in British Columbia (BC), Canada, over the five-year period, 1994/95 to 1998/99. In the five year period ending in the 1999 spring semester, a total of 8,323 students were admitted to SFU from BC colleges (33% of all new students admitted to SFU during that time). Included in these transfers were 237 students who transferred to SFU with a BC associate degree. In all courses reported, the average grade received by all BC college transfers was consistently lower than the grade received by BC grade 12s, except in some education courses. When looking only at those who transferred 55 or more credits to SFU, the BC college transfer students had a higher graduation rate (60%) than the BC associate degree transfers (54%). The top three programs from which transfer students graduate are business administration, psychology, and economics. Over the five-year period, 1,251 students were admitted to SFU under other bases of admission, such as BC grade 12, mature student, special entry, university transfer, etc. The majority of students with college experience came to SFU from lower mainland colleges (80%). Contains 22 tables. (Contains one appendix.) (JA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Access to Education, Articulation (Education), College Credits, College Transfer Students, Educational Mobility, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Transfer Programs, Universities
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: Simon Fraser Univ., Burnaby (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada