ERIC Number: ED467465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The PVCC Transcript Study: Where PVCC Students Apply, Are Accepted, and Enroll. Research Report.
Shields, Jennifer A.; Head, Ronald B.
This publication reports on the rates of transfer of Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) students and tracks what kinds of transfer institutions these students choose. The study analyzes transfer rates by school type: two-year in-state, two-year out-of-state, four-year in-state, and four-year out-of-state. It also analyzes the data according to the competitiveness level of the transfer institution, from most competitive to least competitive and non-competitive, specialty, and not ranked. The study surveyed all institutions to which PVCC students had requested that transcripts be sent between June 2000 and June 2001. Of the 453 schools that were sent surveys, 299 responded (66.0%). Of the 879 students who requested transcripts for four-year in-state schools, 555 (71.5%) applied, 83.6% of those applicants were accepted, and 78.9% enrolled. Of the 303 students who requested transcripts be sent to four-year out-of-state institutions, 227 (74.9%) applied, 77.5% of those applicants were accepted, and 66.5% enrolled. 770 (84.3%) of the 913 students who completed the application process were accepted. They were more likely (100%) to be accepted at two-year institutions, and least likely (77.5%) to be accepted at four-year out-of-state institutions. Of the 770 students who were accepted at transfer institutions, 586 (76.1%) actually enrolled at one of the institutions. Appended are a the complete results of the survey organized by participating institution; and a sample survey instrument. (Contains 17 tables.) (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Admission Criteria, Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility, Higher Education, Institutional Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Transfer Programs, Transfer Rates (College)
For full text: http://www.pvcc.cc.va.us/ir/Studies/Transcripts%20Request%20Report.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.