ERIC Number: ED107343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Attrition and Student Progress at Bronx Community College, September 1970 to August 1974. Research Report No. BCC-2-75.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
This report provides tables and commentary on student progress at Bronx Community College for all students entering with matriculated status from fall 1970 to fall 1974. Statistics on graduation, credits earned (in both college-level and noncollege-level courses), and grade point average (GPA) are included. Analyses are given for each entering class according to curriculum and to three high school GPA groups. Findings indicate the following rule of thumb: of any entering class, three-fourths will return for the second semester, two-thirds for the third, one-half for the fourth, and, after the initial opportunity to graduate, 40 percent will return for the fifth semester. Students entering with high school GPA's over 75 percent are seen to have a "success" rate approximately twice that of the students entering with high school GPA's below 70 percent. Spring entering classes do not differ appreciably from fall classes, nor do earlier entering classes differ significantly from more recent classes. After two semesters, the class entering in fall 1973 appears to be progressing at a somewhat slower rate than the classes entering in fall 1972 or fall 1971. The proportion of college level GPS's of 2.0 and above, after four semesters, has shown a steady increase from the class of 1970 to the class of 1972. Several characteristics vary with the curriculum attempted. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.