ERIC Number: ED463033
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Issues Advisory Committee Report: Identifying and Closing the Gaps.
Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
This report analyzes the statistics regarding college transfer issues in Texas higher education. Thousands of individual student transcripts were reviewed by the Transfer Advisory Committee, which was appointed by the Commissioner of Higher Education. The Committee's goal was to determine how many courses were accepted by the receiving institutions, how many were rejected, the reasons why particular courses were rejected, and the academic validity of those rejections. To examine the performance of transfer students, the Committee compared the grade point averages (GPAs) of students who transferred from colleges, students who transferred from universities, and non-transferring "native" students who started and remained at their initial universities. Texas data shows a 0.08 GPA difference among the 3 types of students. The report includes tables and graphs demonstrating, among other facts, the percent of total semester credit hours (SCH) presented that were accepted for transfer in Texas universities: (1) 83% of SCH were accepted for college transfer students, while 91% of SCH were accepted for university transfer students; (2) 11% of SCH were accepted but not applied to the degree program, primarily because there were no course equivalents; and (3) 37% of credits that were totally rejected were rejected for being technical. Appended are: transfer scenarios; comparisons of GPAs between Texas and other states; transfer efficiency; and grade point averages. (Contains 14 tables, 6 graphs, and a glossary of terms.) (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Austin.
Identifiers - Location: Texas