ERIC Number: ED444637
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Some Perspectives on Transfer Effectiveness in the B.C. Post-Secondary System, 1994. Working Paper.
British Columbia Inst. of Technology, Burnaby.
The report summarizes the results of the British Columbia (B.C.) Council on Admissions and Transfer's efforts to define various student flow patterns into and through university colleges and community colleges in British Columbia (Canada). The purpose of this working paper is to provide baseline data to the Council for its use in order to promote transfer effectiveness and access equity. From 1988 to 1990, Grade 12 enrollments grew 1.5 percent; college academic enrollments grew 31.0 percent. In response, students are staying at college longer before transferring and, as a result, transferring more credits into universities. It appears that direct entry admissions are increasingly destined for university science and science-related faculties. By contrast, college transfers are increasingly destined for arts and education. Roughly 25 percent of all college transfers are admitted into spring and summer sessions. Of all leavers from college academic programs in spring 1991, 13 percent were admitted for the first time to a B.C. university in fall 1991. Overall, direct entries continue to earn higher second-year university GPAs than college transfers (2.70 vs. 2.58). Between 1983 and 1991, the number of first undergraduate degrees awarded to direct entries increased roughly 18 percent while the number awarded to college transfers increased 64 percent. (Contains 12 sets of tables and 23 endnotes.) (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Inst. of Technology, Burnaby.
Identifiers - Location: Canada