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ERIC Number: ED512354
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
Tracking Community College Transfers Using National Student Clearinghouse Data. Professional File. Number 94, Winter 2005
Romano, Richard M.; Wisniewski, Martin
Association for Institutional Research (NJ1)
Accurate measures of transfer are important to the assessment of community college outcomes. This article uses a relatively new database from the National Student Clearinghouse to assess transfer rates at the State University of New York community colleges. Past studies only tracked students within the public sector of a given state. Once transfers to out-of-state and private college are considered, the results of this study indicate that people may be underestimating the transfer rate by as much as 25%. While the data has its own limitations, it is an improvement from existing methods for tracking transfers from two-year to four-year colleges in the U.S. When it is linked to state and institutional data, it can provide a powerful tool for understanding the nature of the transfer process. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Two Year Colleges
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Institutional Research
Identifiers - Location: New York