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ERIC Number: ED178136
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Graduates with the Associate of General Studies Degree.
Stankovich, Mary Jo; And Others
The transcripts of the 115 Macomb Community College (MCC) students who graduated in 1978 with an Associate of General Studies degree were analyzed to determine data frequency counts, percentage distributions, and descriptive measurements which profiled the graduates in terms of demography, educational background, veteran status, attendance patterns, course selection patterns, combinations of fields in which students took courses, and course completion patterns. The data revealed that: (1) 30% had attended other post-secondary institutions before coming to MCC; (2) 43% of the graduates attended MCC for more than eight semesters; (3) 49% had "stepped out" for at least one semester; (4) 43% attended at least one summer session; and (5) courses in Communications, Humanities, Math/Science, Physical Education, and Social Science formed the bulk of difference between the requirements for the General Studies Degree and those for the Associate in Arts or Applied Sciences degrees. The statistical significance of the data was determined by the application of analysis of variance and multiple linear regression formulas. The study report presents the coefficient of correlation for each pair of 14 variables and the averages of these variables for demographic, course avoidance, and course interest subgroups. (Author/JP)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Associate Degrees, Attendance Patterns, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Core Curriculum, Courses, Dropout Rate, Educational Background, Enrollment Trends, General Education, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.
Identifiers: Step In Step Out Students; Stop Outs