ERIC Number: ED103050
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
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A Comparative Study of Student Performance at the Freshman and Transfer Levels Between Students Attending Santa Ana College and Thirty-Two Other California Community Colleges.
Lee, Clarence A.; West, John R.
This report examines the patterns of academic performance and withdrawal rate of first-time freshmen students at Santa Ana College (SAC) in the Fall 1972 semester and compares them to patterns found for the same kind of students at 32 other California community colleges during the same semester. Results indicate that SAC students had lower GPA's and higher course withdrawal and college drop-out rates than students at the other colleges studied. Fifty-seven percent of the SAC students withdrew during the semester or discontinued their enrollment for the next semester, as compared to 40 percent of the students at all colleges studied. Interestingly, SAC students who discontinued their enrollment after one semester had higher GPA's than SAC students who continued and higher than students who discontinued their enrollment at the other colleges. Although SAC full-time students withdrew from individual courses more often than SAC part-time students, they were more apt to re-enroll the next semester. SAC's part-time students tended to have a higher college drop-out rate than part-time students in the other colleges studied. Also, SAC issued fewer No Credit grades than the 32 other colleges. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: California