ERIC Number: ED194147
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb-14
Reference Count: 0
An Analysis of the Full-Time, First-Time-in-College Student at Miami-Dade.
Drawing upon a number of previous institutional research reports, Miami-Dade Community College conducted a study to determine the characteristics of its traditional, i.e., full-time, first-time-in-college, students. The study sought to develop a composite profile of these students at three stages of academic development: entry level, matriculation, and point of exit. Major characteristics of this profile indicate that, at entry, 53% of the full-time, first-time students were female and that 40% were White, 34% were Hispanic, and 24% were Black. Most (81%) were from Dade County, and 85% enrolled with the intention of earning a two-year degree. At the end of the first fall term (matriculation stage), the students had earned a grade point average (GPA) of 2.39. This average increased to 2.62 for the 60 students who remained through the end of the succeeding fall semester, and decreased to 2.43 for the 29 students who continued on through the end of the third fall term. At the end of four years, 34% of the first-time, full-time students had graduated, with 22% going on to the Florida State University system. The study report provides a series of charts detailing sex distribution and degree choice, ethnic and residency distribution, and re-enrollment and graduation rates. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.