Title page for ETD etd-10142005-103052
|Type of Document
||Holton, James M.
||An examination of the high-achieving community college transfer student at a research university
||Doctor of Education
||Higher Education Administration
|Andrew, Loyd D.
|Fortune, Jimmie C.
|Hereford, Karl T.
|McKeen, Ronald L.
- Transfer students
- Prediction of scholastic success
- Community college students
- Academic achievement
|Date of Defense
The purpose of this study was to examine the factors that might be
contributing to the high academic success (GPA 3.0 or greater) of certain
community college transfer students at a research university. The data for
this study were collected in the Spring of 1990 using the population of
Maryland community college transfer students enrolling at the University
of Maryland, College Park for the Fall, 1988 semester.
Discriminant function analysis was used to answer the following
question, "What predicts academic success, as defined by grade-point
average, of community college transfer students to a research university?"
The criterion or dependent variable was group membership determined by
grade-point average earned during the first semester of attendance at the
University (Dl = GPA 3.0 or greater, DO = GPA less than 3.0).
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