ERIC Number: ED481382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
VCCS Transfer Project: Transfer Rates, Transfer Performance, and Baccalaureate Completion.
McHewitt, Earl R.; Taylor, Garry
This document analyzes a study done by the Center for the Study of Community Colleges (CSCC), which examined transfer rates in the VCCS. The document provides definitions for transfer rate, academic performance, and completion rate as they are used in the study. The study answers the following questions: (1) which pool of students were used in the study? (2) how soon do these students transfer after enrolling in a community college? (3) how many hours do these students complete before they transfer? (4) where do the students transfer to? (5) how well do these students do academically after they have transferred? (6) do those students continue their education until they complete their degree? (7) if so, in what programs do these students gain their degree in? Some of the key findings of the study are as follows: (1) Over 24% of students transfer; (2) 15% of this group continue on to complete their BA; (3) 70% of students transfer by their third year; (4) 85% of students that transfer attend a public college or a university; and (5) the most common degrees that were completed were in Psychology, Business Administration and Management, and Interdisciplinary Studies. (MZ)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, School Statistics, School Surveys, Schools, State Norms, State Programs, State Surveys, Student Surveys, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.vccs.edu/vccsasr/Research/trf_cohen_exp93_rrs.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Community Coll. System, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia