NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED548373
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 132
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2673-9300-5
Seamless Transfer or Crooked Seams? The Differentiated Outcomes of Associate's Degree Types Completing the Baccalaureate Degree
Thomas, John Phillip
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Iowa State University
In this study academic outcomes for Associate of Applied Science and Associate of Applied Arts degree students who transferred to a large public midwestern research university were examined. A group with transcripted technical credits of 16 hours at transfer were compared and contrasted with a peer group of college-parallel associate's degree students and a group with a combination of career technical plus college-parallel credits. Each group's academic performance measured by first semester grade point average (GPA), GPA at graduation, and time to degree was examined and a demographic profile was developed. Using GPA at graduation, three groups were compared on the basis of time to degree, bachelor degree type, and GPA at graduation. The impact of external and internal influences on the transfer process was examined. Recommendations for future research and the implication for statewide transfer policy also were examined. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
ProQuest LLC. 789 East Eisenhower Parkway, P.O. Box 1346, Ann Arbor, MI 48106. Tel: 800-521-0600; Web site:
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A