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ERIC Number: ED469895
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Pages: 14
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Post Baccalaureate Reverse Transfer Implications for Community College Student Services.
Pope, Myron; Turner, Mary; Barker, John
This paper asserts that a sizeable number of students at the community college have attained a baccalaureate degree or higher and have returned to the community college to take credit courses. These post-baccalaureate reverse transfer students (PRTS) enroll in the community college for a variety of reasons, but one of the more common factors is related to career advancement. They may be taking courses to enhance their current employment, or they may be seeking a degree in a different area to make themselves more marketable. Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC) examined the phenomenon of PRTSs on its campus in order to: (1) help streamline recruiting efforts to better target these individuals or the industries in which they work; (2) modify course offerings in order to better accommodate students with demanding schedules; and (3) examine the feasibility of converting career experience into credit toward certain types of technical degrees. The researchers determined from the student database that there were 184 PRTSs enrolled during the fall of 1991--165 held bachelor's degrees and 19 held master's degrees. These students took classes in 52 different categories. This paper examines the demographic statistics of this cohort, breaks down credit hours per course, and analyzes the implications of the research findings. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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