ERIC Number: ED464672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Student Transfer in California Postsecondary Education. Commission Report.
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
This report provides background and summary information on undergraduate students who transfer from public community colleges to baccalaureate degree-granting institutions in California. The report describes the basic requirements that students must meet to transfer from community colleges to California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) institutions. It also includes information on recent legislation related to student transfer--one major provision calls for the development of a common core of general education courses to enhance transfer articulation. Examples of transfer-focused programs and services that community colleges and community college students can utilize include the computerized Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer (ASSIST), the California Articulation Number System, the Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP), the Transfer Alliance Program (TAP), and the Intersegmental Major Preparation Articulated Curriculum (IMPAC) system. Other highlights include: (1) total public sector higher education headcount enrollment increased from 1.8 million students in 1989 to 2.4 million by 2000, yet there was only a fraction of a percent increase in the overall numbers of community college students successfully transferring during that time; (2) in 1999-2000, 47,706 students transferred from a community college to a CSU school and 10,827 transferred to a UC school; and (3) community colleges are expected to enroll 528,000 additional students between 2000 and 2010. The appendix offers a glossary of pertinent transfer-related terms, programs, and services. (Contains 37 references.) (MKF)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Articulation (Education), College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Transfer Policy, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College)
California Postsecondary Education Commission, 1303 J Street, Suite 500, Sacramento, CA 95814-2938. For full text: http://www.cpec.ca.gov.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California