ERIC Number: ED463014
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Dec-17
Reference Count: N/A
Findings and Recommendations Pertaining to National Student Clearinghouse Transfer Data Matching Results.
Hurd, John D.; Luan, Jing
This document is a report on the data-matching findings of former students at Cabrillo College (California). The college used data from the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) database and conducted data matching on 81,964 students who attended and left the community college from 1992 to 2001. Findings indicated that the transfer rates of students at the college have held steady or increased since 1996. About 25% of the students were shown to have transferred either to out-of-state four-year colleges or non-University of California (UC)/California State University (CSU) institutions. More than a third of the students were enrolled in a UC institution, with more than another third enrolled at a CSU institution. The report recommends that: (1) the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO) should work with UC/CSU system offices to release to community colleges unitary data records beyond summary report for transfer improvement research; (2) individual colleges should be encouraged to use NSC data to report as their transfer counts; (3) policies should be established and research studies conducted on transfers to four-year non-UC/CSU institutions; (4) research should be conducted on the transferred students to better understand their academic behaviors; and (5) in conjunction with releasing identifiable information of the California Postsecondary Education Commission's transfers, the CCCCO should use its data warehouse to provide reports to individual colleges on multiple enrollment and units taken at each location. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA. Office of Institutional Research.