ERIC Number: ED463798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
A Note on Transfer Rates: Creating a Best Estimate.
This document is a report from Los Angeles community colleges on how community colleges may better determine the transfer rates of their students. The proposal states that, due to problems with data collection, calculating a community college's transfer rate is not easy. The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) reports the number of community college transfers entering a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) institution each fall. However, these figures do not disclose the number of transfers in the spring or the number of transfers to private or out-of-state institutions. Furthermore, the transfer rate is usually calculated using the total or full-time student enrollment of the community college as the denominator, which is not an accurate figure since a lot of students who enroll in community colleges attend part-time and do not intend to transfer. This report argues that the best way to estimate a community college's transfer rate is to divide the number of students who enter community college with the intent to transfer from the total of actual transfers along with estimates for overlooked or missing transfers. (MKF)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Educational Research, Evaluation Methods, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Institutional Research and Information.