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ERIC Number: EJ1090982
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
What Matters in Increasing Community College Students' Upward Transfer to the Baccalaureate Degree: Findings from the Beginning Postsecondary Study 2003-2009
LaSota, Robin R.; Zumeta, William
Research in Higher Education, v57 n2 p152-189 Mar 2016
This research uses the nationally representative Beginning Postsecondary Study: 2003-2009 to investigate the relative significance in upward transfer of individual and institutional factors for different groups of students, considering their state policy contexts of variable support for improved articulation and transfer between 2-year and baccalaureate-granting colleges. Layered analyses of hierarchical generalized linear model population-average results found that a few community college characteristics and state transfer policy components (such as a state articulation policy, cooperative articulation agreements, transfer data reporting, etc.) demonstrated a statistically significant association with individual upward transfer probability within 6 years of community college entry. Student characteristics found to be influential and positive for increasing upward transfer probability included: having an intention for upward transfer at entry, attending primarily full-time, working between 1 and 19 h per week (not more or less), and declaring a transfer-oriented major in STEM (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics), Arts and Social/Behavioral Sciences, or Education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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