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Articulation Works for Most Community College Transfer Students, But Some Problems Continue, Report No. 02-05, January 2002
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  • One in five (20%) AA transfer students take a semester or more of lower division courses at a university.
  • Over half of the lower division courses taken by AA transfer students (51%) were taken to meet degree requirements, indicating that some degree programs at some universities are likely not consistent with the Common Prerequisites requirements.
  • Taking required lower division courses after transferring to a university cost students approximately $8.7 million in tuition and the state $13.8 million in support costs over a three-year period.

Which Government Program Summaries contain related information?

Acceleration Programs
Student Services and Counseling
Community Colleges
State University System
Education System
Higher Education
Board of Governors

What other OPPAGA-related materials are available?

  • Report No. 10-43 University Implementation and State Oversight of Common Program Prerequisites Has Improved,published in May 2010.
  • Report No. 08-11 Inconsistent Implementation of Common Prerequisites Creates Barriers to Effective 2+2 Articulation, published in March 2008.
  • Report No. 03-66 Progress Report: DOE Could Do More to Reduce Costs by Improving Community Colleges’ Articulation with Universities, published in December 2003.
  • Report No. 01-30 Progress Report: Community College Budget Incentives and Interagency Articulation Improve, But Graduation Rates Still Inflated, published in June 2001.
  • Report No. 01-28 Justification Review: State University System—Florida Department of Education, published in May 2001.
  • Report No. 98-07 Program Evaluation and Justification Review Supplemental Analysis: Community College Revenues and Expenditures, published in August 1998.

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