ERIC Number: ED457907
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Biennial Transfer Student Report, 1994/1995 and 1995/1996 Academic Years.
Umbach, Paul; Harrell, Sally
This report presents information on the academic achievement of students who transferred from Tidewater Community College (TCC) (Virginia) to four-year institutions. Based on student data from 1994-1996, and the results of a transfer survey of students entering four-year institutions in 1995-1996, statistics are provided that include: (1) between 1994 and 1996, 1,476 TCC students transferred to one of the 12 institutions that reported data; (2) approximately 81% of these transfer students attended Old Dominion University (ODU), Christopher Newport University (CNU), or Norfolk State University (NSU); (3) approximately 20% of these students had a grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.0, while 43% had a GPA of 3.0 or greater; (4) the most frequently declared major was interdisciplinary studies (10%), followed closely by psychology and nursing; (5) 92% of the TCC students who applied to these four-year institutions were accepted; (6) only small differences in acceptance rates and average GPAs existed between races; (7) 56% of all transfers from TCC took at least one developmental course; and (8) examination of courses at ODU and CNU revealed only small differences in performance between developmental students (both math and English) and non-developmental students. Appended is the transfer student survey. (EMH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tidewater Community Coll., Norfolk, VA.