ERIC Number: ED469661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Biennial Transfer Student Report: 1999-00 and 2000-01 Academic Years.
This report is published every other year in an effort to evaluate Tidewater Community College's (TCC) (Virginia) effectiveness in preparing students for transfer. It provides an analysis of TCC students who transferred to a four-year institution in Virginia beginning in fall 1999 or fall 2000. Students must have completed 12 or more credits at TCC prior to transferring, and they must have been enrolled at TCC in the year immediately preceding transfer. This report presents findings from the analysis of 833 students. Almost 80% of those students transferred to either Old Dominion University (55%), Norfolk State University (14%), or Virginia Commonwealth University (9%). There was a 4% increase in the numbers of African-American transfer students, consistent with the increasing enrollment of African-American students. Grade point average (GPA) performance of students who transfer to Old Dominion University (ODU) is equivalent to the GPA of the university's native students. Former TCC students have an average GPA of 2.72 during their first year at ODU, compared with 2.70 in 2001 and 2.74 in 2000 for all ODU native students of junior status. At most institutions, performance dropped slightly compared to the performance at TCC, demonstrating the transfer shock average decline that frequently occurs when community college students transfer to four-year institutions. Survey instrument appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility, Transfer Policy, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students
For full text: http://www.tcc.edu/admin/ir/transfr2.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tidewater Community Coll., Norfolk, VA.