ERIC Number: ED457948
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Take the Community College Route to a Selective Public University Degree. Student Affairs Research & Information. AIR 2001 Annual Forum Paper.
This document, from the University of California, Davis, reports that California's three-tiered higher education system is committed to both open-access and selective admissions. Community college to four-year institution transfer programs are being pressed into service to meet both anticipated population growth and increased demand and to accomplish racially and ethnically diverse access. Research regarding community college attendance for bachelor's degree (BA) aspirants shows that those with high school GPAs above 3.5 achieved a BA at a 75% rate when they began studies at a four-year institution, and at a 37% rate when they started at a community college (Kinnick and Kempner). Tidal Wave 2, the term for the anticipated population growth and increased demand that will affect college enrollment, could increase community college enrollment by 36%. Community college and university presidents in California share the goal of increasing the number of community college students transferring to the University of California (UC) by 50% between 1998-99 and 2005-06. Students with Transfer Articulation Agreements (TAAs), contracts made between the university and community college students that include a prescribed curriculum and a required performance standard, are more likely to enroll in UCs, and are slightly more likely to graduate than other transfers (82% to 80% at UC Davis). (Contains 4 tables, 4 figures, and 35 references.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.
Identifiers - Location: California