ERIC Number: ED455898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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A Comparison of Associate in Arts Transfer Rates between 1994-95 and 1998-99.
This study of the of the Florida Community College System compares Associate of Arts (AA) transfers over a five-year period, from 1994-95 to 1998-99. The study tracked transfers with Florida's centralized student database system, which uses social security numbers as student identifiers. It included only students who completed the AA degree, and specifically looked at transfers in the first year after completion of this degree (although the first cohort, 1994-95, was tracked for the entire five-year period). Results indicated that: (1) the 1994-95 cohort had a first-year transfer rate of 63%; (2) the first-year transfer rate declined to 58% for the last cohort of 1998-99; (3) during 1998-99, Asian, Hispanic, black and white student transfer declined, while Indian transfer increased by less than one percent; (4) more males transferred after earning an AA degree, although more females actually completed the AA degree; and (5) younger students transferred at higher rates than older students did. In addition, when the initial 1994-95 cohort was tracked for five years, results showed that 71% transferred during this period, up 8% from the initial first-year transfer rate. (Contains 11 references and 11 tables.) (LD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.