ERIC Number: ED226783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Direct versus Delayed Entry of High School Students into Miami-Dade Community College. Research Report No. 82-28.
In 1982, a study of direct-entry students (i.e., those who entered college within a year of high school graduation) and delayed-entry students (i.e., those who entered college at least 1 year after graduation) was conducted at Miami-Dade County College (MDCC). Focusing on first-time in college students entering MDCC in the fall and winter terms of 1978-79 through 1981-82, the study sought demographic information on the students in the two categories and investigated the relationship between delayed entry and basic skills attainment. Study findings indicated that: (1) during this period, at least 50% of the MDCC students had delayed entry and more than 33% of all new students had been out of high school for more than 3 years prior to entering MDCC; (2) a higher proportion of White and Black non-Hispanic students had delayed entry than Hispanic students; (3) in 1981-82, 52.2% of the Hispanic students enrolled at MDCC were categorized as direct entry; and (4) direct-entry students scored higher on placement tests than delayed-entry students, with placement test scores decreasing as the delay increased. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.