ERIC Number: ED256384
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Student Flow of the 1982 Graduates. Office of Institutional Research Report #23.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
At the conclusion of the spring 1982 semester, 893 students graduated from the Community College of Philadelpha (CCP). Only a few completed the requirements for their degrees in 2 uninterrupted years. In order to investigate the typical CCP graduate's movement through the institution, the attendance patterns of the 1982 graduating class were analyzed. Starting in fall 1974, these 893 graduates were tracked, with particular attention given to the number of semesters enrolled; credit hour information; and history of academic difficulties, stop-out behavior, and curriculum changes. Study findings included the following: (1) 58 certificates and 834 associate degrees were awarded at CCP in spring 1982; (2) the 1982 graduating class was enrolled for an average of 8.5 semesters; (3) 56% of the graduates received a degree within 3 years of their initial enrollment; (4) approximately 30% of the graduates stopped-out for at least one semester between their initial enrollment and graduation; (5) the graduates maintained a mean cumulative grade point average of 2.9 at the time of graduation; (6) the mean number of credits earned by a graduate in a semester was nine; (7) 21% of the graduates earned more than 70 credit hours; and (8) between 1% and 24% of the graduates enrolled in any semester changed curricula at the end of the semester, with much movement into and out of the General Studies program. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.