ERIC Number: ED192831
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Community College Graduates, July 1, 1979-June 30, 1980.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
A study was conducted to determine the major characteristics of those students who graduated from the seven Hawaii community colleges during fiscal year (FY) 1980. The study revealed that a total of 2,183 students graduated between July 1979 and June 1980, representing an 8% decrease over the previous year. Factors contributing to this decline included an increased proportion of part-time students, a lighter credit load carried by both full- and part-time students, and an increased proportion of non-classified students. Of the diplomas awarded, 48% were for Associate in Science degrees, 31% were for Associate in Arts degrees, and 21% were Certificates of Achievement. Liberal arts was the most popular program (709 diplomas were awarded), followed by secretarial science (122 diplomas), accounting (120), auto mechanics (108), food service (93), clerical (90), mid-management (80), practical nursing (67), hotel operations (54), and electronics (53). Distribution of graduates by sex varied by campus and program; females comprised 86% and 99% of the graduates in health and secretarial programs, respectively, and males comprised 84% of the graduates in technology programs. Data tables provide a breakdown of findings by campus and by student sex and program. In addition, figures are compared with similar data collected annually since FY 1976. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
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