ERIC Number: ED451866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Dec
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Temple University Persistence Rates for Community College of Philadelphia Transfer Students. Report #118.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
Temple University has been the transfer institute most frequently attended by Community College of Philadelphia graduates and former students. This report provides short and long-term persistence rates of college students who transfer to Temple University (Pennsylvania). During fall semesters between 1988 and 1998, 22,248 students were admitted to Temple with transfer standing. Included among this total are 7662 (34.4%) students who had attended CCP prior to transferring to Temple. Of the fall 1998 cohort of CCP transfers, 92.7% re-enrolled at Temple in the spring 1999 semester or graduated. This figure represents the first fall cohort of CCP transfers to persist at greater levels than all transfers to Temple (90.3%). Over the last decade, there has been a trend of improved persistence by CCP transfers. Three-quarters of recent CCP transfer students returned to Temple for the subsequent fall term. In recent years (1997 and 1998), no transfers, CCP or otherwise, were dismissed by Temple because of poor academic performance. In prior years, CCP transfers were more likely than all transfers to experience academic difficulties at Temple University. Within three years of transferring to Temple, 27.5% of the fall 1996 cohort of CCP transfers graduated. The new articulation agreement between CCP and Temple may have positively affected the persistence behavior of the CCP transfers. An appendix contains charts on transfer students. (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.