Campus Units

Education, School of

Document Type

Article

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2013

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness

Volume

3

Issue

1

First Page

1

Last Page

18

Abstract

Many four-year institutions are experiencing increasing enrollment of students transferring from two-year institutions. While many institutions collect quantitative data that illustrate enrollment, retention, and graduation rates of transfer students, little is known about the transfer-student transition experience. For this qualitative assessment, 22 traditional-age students who transferred from a two-year community college to a four-year institution were interviewed. Specifically, this assessment looked at reasons why students first enrolled at the community college, the mechanics of the transfer process, and academic and social integration. Student responses provide insight into how institutions can better support the transition and success of transfer students.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Assessment and Institutional Effectiveness, 2013,3(1); 1-18. Posted with permission.

Copyright Owner

The Pennsylvania State University

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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