ERIC Number: ED477581
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Dec-18
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Activity in Oregon Postsecondary Education, 1996-97 to 2000-01.
Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.; Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Salem.
This study: (1) summarizes the results of the last five years of data-matching efforts by the Oregon University System (OUS) and the Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development; (2) responds to the "What the Data Say" recommendations of 2000; and (3) discusses the implications of these data for policymakers and practitioners. Key findings include information pertaining to Oregon transfer rates; comparative statistics for Oregon, Washington and California; demographic information; transfer rates for individuals who have earned an associate's degree; transfer student majors; and graduation rates of transfer and "native" OUS students. Transfer activity increased 42.4% from 1996-97 to 2000-01. For the same time period, the total number of admitted transfers to OUS from Oregon community colleges has increased 13.8%. The data also demonstrates that the majority of Oregon transfer students are female and that the racial/ethnic distribution closely approximates the distribution of all OUS students. The authors also report that the performance of transfer-activity students compares favorably to native OUS students. In summary, the numbers of students transferring is on the rise, while the performance and success, in terms of baccalaureate attainment of these students, remains on par with native University System students. Includes 276 appended data tables. (RC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon Univ. System, Eugene.; Oregon Dept. of Community Colleges and Workforce Development, Salem.