ERIC Number: ED184627
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Distribution of Grades and Current GPRs Earned: Community Colleges, Fall 1979.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.
The grades earned by all students registered for credit classes in the seven Hawaii community colleges were analyzed to determine student grade point averages by college program and the distribution of grades in courses offered by the colleges. This analysis revealed that: (1) the credits-earned rate was 71%; (2) these rates were higher for vocational courses (74%) than for general education courses (69%); and (3) they ranged from 67% in natural sciences courses to 83% in health science courses. Of the grades assigned, 24% were A's, 23% were B's, 10% were W's, 11% were N's, and although two colleges did not assign F grades, 5% were F's. The grade point average (GPA) for the community college system was 2.76, which was higher than the Fall 1978 GPA of 2.74, but lower than the Fall 1975 GPA of 2.87. For the first time, vocational education majors earned a higher GPA (2.75) than liberal arts majors (2.73), though unclassified students continued to earn the highest GPA (2.96). The report includes tables illustrating grade point averages and grade distributions by college and by program area. (JP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu.