ERIC Number: ED256443
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Summary of Tracking Model for Rancho Santiago College Students Who Enrolled in Fall 1983.
Kessler, Ronald P.
A tracking model was developed at Rancho Santiago College utilizing enrollment and student statistics to identify first-time students who entered the college in fall 1983 and to track them over the following years. Statistics on 6,151 new students entering in fall 1983 indicated: (1) only 45% of the students who entered in fall 1983 were enrolled the following semester, 28% were still active in fall 1984, and 23% were still enrolled at the end of their fourth semester; (2) 63% of the students who carried eight units or less failed to reenroll after their first semester; (3) at the end of 2 years, 39% of the foreign students remained active, while only 20% of the domestic students remained enrolled at the college; (4) Asian students demonstrated the highest persistence rates across the 2 years, with 41% remaining enrolled; (5) Black students had the highest rates of withdrawal, with only 13% remaining at the college after 2 years; (6) 48% of the students who were registered for 12 to 16 units were still enrolled after 2 years; and (7) 21% of the female students were enrolled at the college after 2 years compared to 26% of the males. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.