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ERIC Number: ED056681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec-1
Pages: 13
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Length of Residence for a Junior College Degree.
Johnston, Archie B.
Answer to how long it takes to get a junior college (2-year) degree; the percentage of the total enrollment who drop out without completing one hour for credit; the average number of hours taken, or completed, by a student; and the percentage of students expected to complete one quarter successfully provided the central themes for this study. The answers were obtained by summarizing 50,000 data records for 8,000 students on grades and number of quarters completed. An IBM 1130 computer was used. Two matrices were constructed to report the summarized data. The first consisted of the quarters from fall 1966 through summer 1971 (20 quarters) and total hours earned with a range from 0 through 14. The second matrix showed students who earned from 90 hours through 108 hours. The latter proved the most useful. Analysis of these data provided the following answers: (1) it took 8.16 quarters to get a junior college degree; (2) over the five-year period studied, 18.32% of the enrolled students dropped out without completing one hour for credit; (3) the average number of credit hours taken was 10.23 and the average number completed was 8.51; and (4) one can expect 82.73% of the enrolled students to complete one quarter successfully. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Tallahassee Community Coll., FL.