To ensure the academic success of community college students at a four-year university or college
Among community college associate degree completers and those who have completed 30 or more credit hours who transfer to a four-year university or college, the percentage who earn a GPA of 2.00 or better after two consecutive semesters within the academic year at the transfer institution.
Denominator: Students with an associate degree or at least 30 articulated transfer credits enrolled during the fall and spring semesters at a four-year institution who were enrolled at a community college during the previous academic year. Only includes North Carolina based four-year institutions and four-year institutions which the individual community college has an articulated transfer agreement.
Numerator: Students included in the denominator who have earned a GPA of 2.00 or better aggregated over the fall and spring semesters at the transfer institution.
Note: System office will work with private colleges to collect performance data and community colleges will have to supplement data with results from out of state institutions which they have articulated agreements.
Curriculum Registration, Progress, Financial Aid Report (CRPFAR) data file
National Student Clearinghouse
Participating NC independent colleges and universities including Barton College, Catawba College, Chowan University, Gardner-Webb University, Mars Hill College, Meredith College, Methodist University, and Mount Olive College
Note: This list will expand in the 2014 report
Lists of students enrolled receiving an associate degree during that academic year and those who had accumulated at least 30 articulated college transfer credit hours data were sent to UNCGA. These lists were matched against subsequent fall and spring UNC system student records to determine transfer enrollment at a North Carolina public university and first year academic performance. Detailed reports by community college can be accessed at http://www.northcarolina.edu/ira/ir/analytics/tsp.htm. Two reports for each college were accessed from this site for this measure: First-Year UNC Academic Performance of YEAR Community College Associate Degree Recipients and First-Year UNC Academic Performance of YEAR Community College Students with at Least 30 Semester Hours of Community College Coursework.
Additional lists of students based on National Student Clearinghouse matches were sent to participating independent colleges and universities. These colleges and universities returned files identifying whether or not students attained GPAs equal or greater than 2.00 in their first academic year.
Data from these sources were combined to determine the overall percentage of transfers with a GPA equal or greater than 2.00 after two semesters.