ERIC Number: ED390515
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of M-DCC Performance to Statewide Results on Community College Accountability Measures. Research Report No. 95-03R.
Belcher, Marcia J.
Based on data submitted in September 1994 to the Florida Community College System for its annual accountability report, this document compares accountability outcomes for Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) to the system as a whole. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) while 65% of the public high school graduates and 61% of new community college students were White systemwide, only 21% of the high school graduates and 13% of the community college students were White in M-DCC's Dade County; (2) the success rate of M-DCC students after 4 years was 70%, lower than the systemwide rate of 72%, while M-DCC's graduation rate was 19%, compared to 23% systemwide; (3) the average grade point average (GPA) of M-DCC graduates in the state university system was 2.72 compared to 2.77 systemwide, while 70% of White, 64% of Hispanics, and 52% of Black non-Hispanics at M-DCC had a GPA at or above 2.5; (4) 89.3% of the students taking licensure exams passed, and 91.1% of the associate degree students found a job related to their education or continued their education; (5) 69% of M-DCC students failed college-level entry tests, compared to 57% of community college students statewide; and (6) on state academic skills tests, 66% of M-DCC students passed all four sections, compared to a systemwide rate of 76%. Appendices contain 13 tables and accountability comparisons. (TGI)
Descriptors: Accountability, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Effective Schools Research, Institutional Characteristics, Institutional Research, Program Evaluation, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Florida Community College System; Miami Dade Community College FL