ERIC Number: ED222223
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Non-Degree Students at Queensborough Community College, Spring 1982.
Cohen, Edward G.
During the spring semester, 1982, a study was conducted at Queensborough Community College (QCC) to determine the characteristics, course preferences, and academic performance of non-degree students, that is, the 18% (N=2,133) of the total student body (N=11,800) without a declared curriculum. The study showed that the mean age of the non-degree student was 28 years, with the largest group (43%) falling in the 26 to 30 age category. Slightly more than half were women, and about 37% were married. About 15% of the non-degree students were enrolled full-time, i.e., taking l2 or more credits. Most courses taken by the non-degree students were in business (28.2%), with physical education and social sciences the next most popular course categories. Remedial courses in English and/or mathematics represented about 8% of the courses taken by non-degree students. Approximately 60% of the students had previously attended QCC, and more than 50% of the group had satisfactorily completed 5 to 29 credits, with 9 being the median number of credits completed successfully. About 3% of the non-degree students had earned associate degrees from QCC in previous years. Of the students who had previously attended QCC, more than 50% had earned a cumulative grade point average of "B" or better. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY. Office of Testing and Institutional Research.