ERIC Number: ED192856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Attrition and Student Progress at Bronx Community College for Entering Classes: Fall 1972 to Fall 1976 (Progress to Fall 1978).
Data tables summarize the semester-by-semester persistence of each class of regularly matriculated students entering Bronx Community College (BCC) between Fall 1972 and Fall 1976 in terms of graduation and retention rates. For each entering class, the tables provide progress analyses up to Fall 1978 by curriculum group and high school grade average. Grade distributions at the end of Fall 1978 are also examined. Selected findings show a declining retention rate in the third and fourth semesters, indicating that approximately 66% of all entering students drop out, transfer, or temporarily discontinue enrollment by the beginning of the fifth semester after initial enrollment. Only business administration and nursing programs showed above average retention rates, while engineering technology showed a lower than average rate. Other findings indicate that, after the sixth semester, graduation rates stabilize for all programs at approximately 5% to 6% per semester. Students with high school averages of 75% or above were twice as likely to graduate by the end of 12 semesters as students with averages below 70%. The proportions of passing grades earned at BCC varied from program to program, ranging from 43% in mathematics and 46% in business to 81% in psychology and 86% in in education. The report includes a discussion of study highlights and limitations. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.