ERIC Number: ED447846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Tidewater Community College Biennial Transfer Student Report, 1996-97 and 1997-98 Academic Years.
This report provides an analysis of Tidewater Community College (TCC) (Virginia) students who transferred to a four-year institution in Virginia beginning in fall 1996 or 1997. The following topics are discussed: overview of the transfer process; acceptance and enrollment rates for each of the four-year institutions; performance of TCC graduates and non-graduates; performance at transfer institutions; relationship between ethnicity and acceptance, enrollment, and performance; relationship between developmental education at TCC and subsequent performance at the transfer institution; and student perceptions of the transfer process. Results show that overall, TCC students who transferred to a four-year institution felt that the transition was uncomplicated. The majority of students reported that all of their TCC credit hours were accepted. Students also felt that they were well prepared for the demands of a four-year institution. GPA performance data from four-year institutions showed that TCC transfer students were successful. The majority of TCC students transferred locally to Old Dominion University (ODU) (64%). Forty-nine percent of these students earned a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or greater at ODU. TCC's transfer students perform at a similar academic level compared to ODU's nontransfer students. The average GPA of TCC's transfer students at ODU was 2.76, and the average GPA of ODU's nontransfer students was 2.57. Performance at many other four-year institutions was also above average. (VWC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Transfer Rates (College)
For full text: http://www.tc.cc.va.us/admin/ir/irreport.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tidewater Community Coll., Portsmouth, VA.