ERIC Number: ED445709
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
New Data on PGCC Academic Outcomes: Full-Time Fall Entering Cohorts, 1993-1995.
Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Presents data about Prince George's Community College (PGCC) students' transfer behavior derived from the National Student Loan Clearinghouse's (NSLC) TransferTrack program. Compares these to the results of PGCC transfer rate using Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) data for all 1990-1998 full-time, first-time fall entrants. Using both MHEC and NSLC data, the summary transfer rate for all full-time 1990-1998 cohort members was 23%, almost 80% higher than the 15% transfer rate calculated by using the MHEC data alone. The rate boost from adding NSLC data was even greater when focusing on the cohort for which MHEC and NSLC transfer tracking was most complete. By the fourth year of enrollment, 25% of full-time, first-time students entering in fall 1995 managed to transfer to other postsecondary schools, almost double that of the original MHEC figure of 14%. The single largest category of newly discovered transfers were those who left PGCC for Maryland public four-year schools but were accredited with fewer than 12 PGCC credit hours by their transfer institutions. PGCC transference proved to be mainly a local matter: six out of ten students moved to schools within the Greater Washington region and four in five to schools within Maryland. Out-of-state transfer was taken by 17% of students who left for other schools. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.