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ERIC Number: ED446509
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-May-22
Pages: 23
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The Non-Linear Transfer Student: The Case of Transfer, Returning Transfer, Re-Transfer, and Co-Enrollment. AIR 2000 Annual Forum Paper.
Porter, John; Hogan, Margaret; Gebel, Melinda
This paper presents the findings of a longitudinal study into the nonlinear transfer behaviors of students beginning higher education at the Maricopa County Community College, Arizona, and transferring to one of Arizona's three universities. The transfer patterns of recent high school graduates entering the community college in fall 1994 were tracked for 5 years, focusing on: traditional transfers; non-transfers; associate degree recipients; baccalaureate degree recipients; returning transfers; re-transfers; and co-enrolled. A total of 1,300, or 24.6 percent, of the 5,285 students in the cohort transferred to one of the state's universities during the 5 years of the study. Data analysis indicated that the success of the cohort based on traditional measures of persistence, graduation, and transfer to the university was 44.7 percent, but after transfer, the success rate dropped to 35 percent. The incidence of non-linear transfer behavior, such as returning transfer, re-transfer, and co-enrollment was small but diverse. Approximately 23.5 percent of the students transferring to the university co-enrolled with the community college. The majority of co-enrollment occurred during the first semester at the university. (Contains 15 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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