Title page for ETD etd-10142005-103052


Type of Document Dissertation
Author Holton, James M.
URN etd-10142005-103052
Title An examination of the high-achieving community college transfer student at a research university
Degree Doctor of Education
Department Higher Education Administration
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Andrew, Loyd D. Committee Chair
Clement, Linda Committee Member
Fortune, Jimmie C. Committee Member
Hereford, Karl T. Committee Member
McKeen, Ronald L. Committee Member
Keywords
  • Transfer students
  • Prediction of scholastic success
  • Community college students
  • Academic achievement
Date of Defense 1991-04-05
Availability restricted
Abstract

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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