Bakersfield College

Renegade Scorecard: Success - Transfer

Current Data: 2015-16

Data Updated: March 31, 2017

Data Strands

Data Strand: AchievementData Strand: Operations

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Year Transfer Number Institution Set Standard
2013-2014 976 805
2012-2013 1,021 805
2011-2012 1,190 805

** BC needs to re-evaluate the institution-set standard for transfer particularly based upon Associate Degree for Transfers being approved. A strategy to address completion and transfer is being developed through the Achieve the Dream and proposed Title 5 work.

CSU

This report is based on the Student Enrollment File (ERSS) of the Enrollment Reporting System.

The census date for this report is the close of the third week of instruction for campuses on a quarter system and the fourth week of instruction for campuses on a semester system across all terms that comprise the college year. Enrollments are in terms of the net number of students actively enrolled on the census date.

The college year includes fall and spring semesters for campuses operating on the semester calendar, or summer, fall, winter, and spring quarters with a quarter calendar. The college year begins with the summer quarter and is followed by the fall, winter, and spring terms.

Six of the campuses are on a quarter system that includes a winter term, while the remaining campuses are on a semester system. CSU Stanislaus became a semester campus in college year 2010-2011.

Students identify themselves by ethnicity in one of the following groups:

  • African American. All persons descending from any of the black racial groups of Africa (except those of Hispanic origin).
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native. All persons descending from any of the original people of North America, and who maintain cultural identification through tribal affiliation or community recognition.
  • Asian American. All persons descending from any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, or the Indian Subcontinent. This area includes, for example, China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Taiwan, India, and Thailand.
  • Filipino. All persons descending from any of the original people of the Philippine Islands.
  • Mexican American. All persons descending from any of the original people of Mexico.
  • Other Latino. All persons descending from any of the original people of Central America or South America , including persons having origins from Cuba, Puerto Rico, other Caribbean Islands, or other Spanish culture or origin, regardless of race (except Mexican American).
  • Pacific Islander. All persons descending from any of the original peoples of the Pacific Islands (except Filipinos). This area includes, for example, Hawaii, Samoa, Tahiti, Guam, Fiji, and the Marshall Islands.
  • White. All persons descending from any of the original people of Europe, North Africa, the Middle East (except those of Hispanic origin).
  • Two or More Races. All persons who self-identify as more than one race.

Enrollments are summarized by ethnic group after first excluding "Nonresident Aliens" (Visa Students). Students having an ethnic group code of "All Other Responses," "No Response," and "Declined to State" are grouped together in this report as "Unknown."

UC

Number listed is Enrollees - Students who have accepted an offer of admission and are enrolled at the University of California.

In State Private/Out of State

California Community College (CCC) Transfers to In-State Private (ISP) and Out-of-State (OOS) Baccalaureate Granting Institutions

Transfers to In-State Private (ISP) and Out-of-State (OOS) baccalaureate granting institutions are tabulated by individual California community colleges. Transfers were captured from a series of aggregated first-time freshman cohorts (1993-94 to present) that completed at least 12 units while in the community college system at the time transfer. A student records match with the National Student Clearinghouse (NSC) identifies the transfer baccalaureate granting institution.

Identifying Student Cohorts

Beginning with 1993-94 data, a series of first-time student cohorts was identified by academic year. First-time students are defined as individuals taking their initial credit course in the CCC system with no prior enrollments inside or outside the system. The students in these cohorts must have completed at least 12 units in the community college system at time of transfer. The community college identified in the report was where the student first completed a credit course. The transfers were identified by disaggregating the fifteen cohorts by academic year.

National Student Clearinghouse

The CCC Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) has an agreement with the National Student Clearinghouse to track transfer students. Through this agreement, the CCCCO submits files to the NSC for matching to the national student database. The NSC returns a listing of transfers to public and private institutions.

Matching Considerations and Limitations

  • Students transferring to institutions that are not NSC members are not matched.
  • The NSC limits data matching services (Student Tracker) to colleges that are “core service” members. About 92% of all colleges and universities in the United States are members.
  • Students not receiving financial aid may request that the NSC not release their information to other institutions. These students are not matched.
  • The NSC is unable to provide an accurate match if the student record sent from the CCC Chancellor Office is missing or incorrect.
  • A student might transfer to several baccalaureate granting institutions, but this report reflects the first institution attended.
  • Analysis revealed that a data-reporting artifact may occur for the year an institution joins NSC. All of the matches from previous years (a cumulative count) would be reported by the NSC as transfers for that first year.

Despite these considerations and limitations, this data report provides districts and colleges with a useful estimate of reported transfers to in-state private and out-of state baccalaureate granting institutions.


Kern Community College District