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ERIC Number: ED243556
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Non-Traditional Learning Study: Research Note.
Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.
A study was conducted at Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) to determine the characteristics of individuals who had taken courses through the college's Non-Traditional Learning (NTL) sub-division. The records of students who had taken specified NTL courses during spring 1981, fall 1981 or spring 1982 were retrieved and analyzed. Study findings, based on the examination of 1,259 student records, included the following: (1) 25% of the students were between the ages of 19 and 21, and 18.8% were between 22 and 24 years of age; (2) 62.8% of the students were single, 59% were female, 95% were Caucasian, and 97% lived in the MVCC district; (3) the overall non-completion rate for NTL courses was 19% and the overall mean grade was 3.22; (4) the overall completion rate for NTL courses was higher than that for non-NTL courses (19% vs. 12%); (5) over 52% of former NTL students earned less than 6 credit hours, 21% earned between 6 and 8.99 credit hours, and 21% earned between 9 and 14.99 credit hours in their most recent semester at MVCC; and (6) 35.8% of all courses taken by former NTL students in their most recent semester were in non-credit community education courses, 31.2% were in baccalaureate courses, and 24.8% were in occupational career courses. Tables providing detailed study results comprise the bulk of the report. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.