ERIC Number: ED201347
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Distribution of Grades and Current GPRs Earned: Community Colleges, Fall 1980.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
The grades earned by all students registered for credit classes in six Hawaii community colleges during Fall 1980 were analyzed to determine student grade point averages (GPA's) by college program and the distribution of grades in courses offered by the colleges. This analysis revealed that: (1) the credits earned ratio was 71%; (2) this ratio was higher for vocational courses (74%) than for general education courses (69%); and (3) the ratios ranged from 66% in natural science courses to 81% in technology courses, and from 66% to 73% by campus. Of the grades assigned, 24% were A's, 25% were B's, 8% were W's, and 11% were N's. Only four of the six colleges assigned F grades, with the proportion of F grades assigned ranging from 2% to 16% by campus. The grade point average for the system as a whole was 2.69, compared to 2.76 in Fall 1979 and 2.84 in Fall 1976. For the second consecutive year, the GPA earned by vocational majors (2.70) was higher than that earned by liberal arts majors (2.66). The GPA for vocational majors ranged from 2.52 in hotel/food service programs to 2.95 in health services programs. Unclassified students continued to earn the highest GPA (2.87), probably due to the lighter credit load carried. The report includes tables illustrating grade point averages and grade distributions by college, curricular area, student major, and student educational objective for Fall 1976 through Fall 1980. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.