ERIC Number: ED345788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Persistence and Completion Rates: Colorado Public Higher Education, Fall 1986 through Fall 1990.
Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.
In 1991, an analysis of student graduation, transfer, and persistence rates throughout the Colorado publicly supported postsecondary system was conducted by the Colorado Commission on Higher Education. Data were drawn from files submitted to the Commission by institutions from fall 1986 through fall 1990. Selected findings included the following: (1) in fall 1986, 3,912 in-state students enrolled for the first time at a community college and accumulated at least 12 credit hours at that institution over the following four years; (2) by fall 1990, of those original 3,912 students, 20.7% had transferred to a four-year college or university, 14.5% had completed a two-year degree or certificate and had not transferred, 9.1% were still enrolled at a community college, and 55.7% were no longer enrolled at a Colorado public institution; (3) the community college transfer/persistence/completion rate was highest for Whites (46.8%), and lowest for Blacks (26.1%); (4) in fall 1986, 9,029 in-state students enrolled as full-time freshmen for the first time in a four-year college or university; (5) by fall 1990, 19.1% of the 9,029 had completed a bachelor's degree, 31.4% were still enrolled at their initial institution, 13.3% had transferred to another Colorado public institution, and 36.2% were no longer enrolled at a Colorado public institution; (6) the four-year institution completion/persistence rate was highest for Asians (68%), and lowest for Blacks (44.9%); and (7) the percent of first-time, full-time students still enrolled after one year at community colleges between 1986 and 1989 remained fairly constant, at about 56%, while the percentage of those still enrolled at four-year institutions had increased slightly, from 80.8% to 83.3%. Extensive data tables and graphs are provided. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Associate Degrees, College Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Graduation, Graphs, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Postsecondary Education, School Holding Power, State Surveys, Tables (Data), Transfer Rates (College), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Colorado Commission on Higher Education, Denver.