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ERIC Number: ED457913
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May-10
Pages: 127
Abstractor: N/A
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Articulation, College Transfer, and Academic Success: Northern Virginia Community College Transfer Students and Post-Transfer Success at George Mason University.
Solomon, Irwin E.
This 1993-1997 study had two objectives: to inquire into the post-transfer academic at a four-year university, and to answer the call for continued research into articulation and transfer. The author found that (1) a group of 561 Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) students who transferred to George Mason University (GMU) over a 5-year period showed no significant difference in grade point average (GPA) at the time of graduation from GMU when compared with a group of 2,057 GMU native students; (2) age, gender, and race as tests of influence on the success of the NVCC transfer students only accounted for 3% of the variation in graduation GPAs; (3) the NVCC transfer students in this study achieved a graduation grade point performance 13% higher than their earlier counterparts, while GMU native students' GPAs increased only 6.5%; (4) there was no significant difference in GPAs of NVCC students in their last semester and their GPAs after their first semester at GMU, indicating a non-existence of transfer shock; (5) no conclusion could be drawn as to the influence of cultural diversity on academic success, but women did outperform men by considerable margins; and (6) African American NVCC transfers were more successful, with a graduation GPA of 2.97, than GMU African American native students, who averaged a GPA of 2.84. (Contains 45 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
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Language: English
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