ERIC Number: ED024371
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Aug
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Academic Records of Recipients of LACC Women's Faculty Club Scholarships, 1958-67.
Stein, Ruth S.
The academic performance of 177 women students who received financial aid from the faculty women of Los Angeles City College was examined according to (1) high school attended, (2) declared major at entry, (3) SCAT scores, (4) pattern of courses, (5) length of time at LACC, (6) GPA at LACC, (7) AA degrees earned, and (8) requests for transcripts as indicators of transfer. The awards in each of the 19 semesters covered ranged from four to 14. In 1959, scholarships were $50; in 1965, they were changed to $100 scholarships and $50 book grants. Among the findings: (1) the 153 students with time to complete four terms attempted a mean of 47.7 units and completed 46.5, with GPA of 2.72; (2) aid recipients had a 3.06 GPA; those with book grants made 2.31; (3) 63% attained a GPA of 2.4, 21% were in the 2.0-2.39 range, and 16% fell below 2.0; (4) on entry, 38% chose 2-year majors; the others, a transfer program; (5) some later changed goals; (6) most popular majors were legal secretary for 2-year programs and teacher for 4-year; (7) mean raw SCAT scores were in the 50-53 percentiles, higher than LACC women as a whole. The group's record was high in retention, adherence to original goals, GPA, graduation, and transfer attainment. Only six of the 177 failed to finish first semester; 22 of the rest fell below a 2.0 GPA. Those with a 2-year major were slightly more successful than those in a transfer program. The author suggests a questionnaire survey of the aid recipients to determine how much they felt the grants had contributed to their success. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.
Identifiers - Location: California