ERIC Number: ED469909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Jul
Tying Transfer to Type of Associate Degree: A Tangled Knot.
Townsend, Barbara K; Barnes, Terry
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between type of associate degree and academic performance at the four-year college of community college students who transferred with an associate degree to a four-year institution. Academic performance was measured by baccalaureate-degree completion rate and grade point average (GPA) upon completion of the baccalaureate. A brief review of previous studies related to community college transfer rates by type of associate degree and then outline the data source and methodology of the current study is provided. The hypotheses that framed the study include: (1) there would be no difference in the baccalaureate degree completion rate of those who received A.A. degrees and those who received other associate degrees; and (2) there would be no difference in the baccalaureate exit grade point average of those who received A.A. degrees and those who received other associate degrees. A positive significant relationship was found to exist between type of associate degree and baccalaureate degree completion (A.A. degree holders were more likely to complete their baccalaureate), and no statistically significant relationship was found to exist between the type of associate degree and GPA upon attainment of the baccalaureate. (Contains 21 references.) (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of Johnson County Community College and Oakton Community College (Overland Park, KS, July 30-31, 2001).