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ERIC Number: ED444643
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Pages: 12
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The Community College Transfer Function: A Study of Its Success in Higher Education.
Christian, Maria Elaine
This paper claims that transfer is increasing in popularity among community college students due to a re-emphasis of importance by community college administrators, more convenient transfer policies and procedures, and beneficial credit transfer. Research for this position was conducted at Tulsa Community College (Oklahoma). The research included yearly enrollment and graduate reports produced by the college and a survey of undergraduate students attending a four-year university in Oklahoma. The literature obtained for this study concludes that the transfer function is not perfect, but remains important for students wishing to pursue their education past the community college level. The statistics show increased interest and success with transferring students, and the efforts made by administrators encourage students to take advantage of the transfer function. The original purpose of the transfer function at the community college level has remained the same. The desire for students to attain their lower level collegiate education in order to pursue studies at a senior institution will always be present in higher education. Overall, the study concluded that the transfer function continues to be important and valuable. Its presence as a convenient means of pursuing a higher education beyond the community college level allows students the chance to earn baccalaureate degrees. (Contains 10 references.) (VWC)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses
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Language: English
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