Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Community College Leadership Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Theses/Dissertations

Higher Education

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

Articles 1 - 1 of 1

Full-Text Articles in Community College Leadership

Generational Differences In Transfer Student Capital Among Community College Students, Michael J. Rosenberg Jan 2015

Generational Differences In Transfer Student Capital Among Community College Students, Michael J. Rosenberg

Theses and Dissertations--Educational Policy Studies and Evaluation

“Transfer student capital” refers to the learned ability of a student to successfully navigate the process of transferring from a community college to a four-year school. Transfer student capital is accumulated by gathering information about potential destination schools and programs, gaining an understanding of requisite academic skills, campus engagement, and weighing personal concerns surrounding eventual transfer. The more transfer student capital an individual accumulates, the more likely they are to be academically successful and persist to graduation.

This quantitative study examines whether a student’s age cohort may affect the transfer process from community college to a four-year school. The ...