ERIC Number: ED462107
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
SBCC Transfers to UCSB: Profiles and Performance after Transfer. A Study of Three Cohorts.
Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.
Every semester about 3,800 Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) (California) students indicate a desire to transfer to the University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB). However, for the academic years 1998-2000, less than 450 SBCC students successfully transferred to UCSB. This study examines three consecutive SBCC cohorts' traits and performance after transferring to UCSB. Findings indicated that transfers consisted of slightly more women than men (53% to 55%), white students over minorities (76% to 78%), students 25 or younger (83% to 86%), and students who were not economically disadvantaged (less than 8% participated in Extended Opportunity Programs and Services [EOPS] programs for low-income students). Additionally: (1) less than one-third had graduated from local feeder high schools; (2) the average cumulative GPA was 3.1; (3) at least 70% had a goal of transferring while attending SBCC; (4) after transferring, about 70% pursued majors in areas related to social sciences and humanities; (5) the UCSB major matched the SBCC major for about 40% of the transfers; (6) 6-10% transfer students withdrew during the first quarter; (7) the average cumulative GPA after the first UCSB year was 2.9; and (8) between 23% and 26% had cumulative GPAs lower than 2.5. Regression analyses found that SBCC GPA was the strongest predictor of UCSB first-quarter GPA. Includes 20 tables and 4 appendices of data analysis and findings. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Santa Barbara City Coll., CA.