ERIC Number: ED477679
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Admissions and Transfer Experiences of Students Continuing Their Studies in British Columbia: Findings from the BC College & Institute Student Outcomes Survey, 2002.
The British Columbia (B.C.) Council on Admissions and Transfer commissioned this report to investigate the admissions and transfer-related experiences of former students who had attended a B.C. college, institute, university college, or the Open Learning Agency. The analysis presented here is based on data collected through the 2002 B.C. College and Institute Student Outcomes Survey, an annual survey that contacts former students between 9 and 20 months after leaving their program of study. This report draws chiefly on the results of a set of questions addressed to respondents who indicated they had pursued further studies between leaving their original institution and the time of the survey. A total of 17,270 students responded, from a population of 31,463, for a response rate of 55%. Response rate by institution varied from a low of 48% to a high of 66%. Overall, 47% of former students had continued or were currently continuing their studies. More than 77% of respondents from Arts and Sciences programs continued their studies, while only 36% from Applied Programs did. However, Applied Program respondents outnumber Arts and Sciences respondents by more than 2 to 1; therefore, Applied Program respondents who continued their education make up 55% of the respondent pool. (Contains 31 tables and 8 figures.) (NB)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Mobility, Educational Research, Enrollment, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Student Mobility, Student Surveys, Transfer Rates (College), Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.bcat.bc.ca.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Education Information, Victoria (British Columbia).; British Columbia Council on Admissions and Transfer, Vancouver.
Identifiers - Location: Canada