ERIC Number: ED327259
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Graduation, Transfer, and Still Enrolled Status Tables for 1982, 1983, 1984, and 1985 Cohorts of First-Time Full-Time Students. Maryland Community Colleges.
McConochie, Daniel D.
In the Maryland community colleges, a Success Rate Indicator is used to measure student success and is determined from the graduation, transfer, and still-enrolled status of a cohort of first-time full-time students after 4 years. The information is obtained by matching enrollment and graduation files from all public colleges in Maryland. Students who transfer, graduate, or are still enrolled after four years, make up the "success rate" for that particular cohort of students. This report examines trends in the Success Rate Indicator and its components for the four student cohorts from fall semesters 1982 through 1985. Aside from a brief narrative introduction of highlights, the report is comprised entirely of data tables. Report highlights include the following: (1) the success rate of students rose from 42% for the 1982 cohort to 45% for the 1985 group; (2) the percentage of students transferring rose from 22% for the 1982 cohort to 25% for the 1985 group; (3) 17% of the 1985 cohort had transferred without first obtaining a degree from the community college, up from 15% for the 1982 cohort; (4) the percentage of students still enrolled after four years rose from 8% for the 1982 cohort to 9% for the 1985 group; (5) the percentage of students graduating has remained in the 18% to 20% range for all four groups; and (6) among the 1985 cohort, 51% of the white students had graduated, transferred or were still enrolled, as compared with 25% of the black students; and (7) the systemwide student cohort size has experienced a 17% drop over the 4 years. (GFW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.