ERIC Number: ED450850
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-17
Reference Count: N/A
Students Who Transfer between Oregon Community Colleges and Oregon University System Institutions: What the Data Say.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.; Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Salem.
This report provides a follow-up to the 1999 "Plan for Course and Credit Transfer Between Oregon Community Colleges and Oregon University System Institutions" by specifically responding to its call for ongoing data-collection and research efforts. The purposes of this report are as follows: (1) to summarize the results of four years of data-matching efforts by the Oregon University System (OUS) and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development; (2) to discuss the implications of these data for policymakers as well as institutional practitioners; and (3) to provide the context for these recent Oregon transfer-students data by offering a review of current and relevant research literature. In a transcript analysis of 504 students enrolled in the 4 public postsecondary institutions in the Portland area, more than three-fourths of all students fell within 1 of 7 dominant patterns of attendance, but overall 74 different patterns of enrollment were identified. About 83% of credits submitted for transfer were accepted. The number of community college students transferring to OUS increased from 1996-97 to 1998-99. Community college transfers generally outperform first-time freshmen in terms of grade point average (GPA) but lag slightly behind other transfer students. Appendices contain student enrollment and transfer data tables. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene. Office of Academic Affairs.; Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon