ERIC Number: ED261746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Course Completion Rates: Volume and Efficiency Measures, and Grade Distributions, 1983-1984. Technical Report, 85-02.
Available data on student completion of courses at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) were compiled and analyzed for a 3-year period from summer 1981 through spring 1984. The study provided two different perspectives on student enrollment through volume measures, such as headcount enrollment and credit hours, and success indicators, such as completion rates and grade distributions. Study findings included the following: (1) the total MCCC course completion rate increased from .74 in 1981-82 to .76 in 1983-84; (2) over the past 2 years, only two divisions (i.e., Instructional Resources and Technology) experienced increases in completion rates; (3) completion rates for day and evening classes increased from .75 to .76 for day classes and from .73 to .76 for evening classes; (4) there was a consistent pattern in the assignment of grades over the past 3 years, with "B" being the most commonly assigned grade; (5) the Humanities and Science/Allied Health Divisions both had slight decreases in overall grade point average (GPA), the Commerce Division remained the same, and all other divisions experienced increases in GPA; and (6) the collegewide GPA increased by .04 points between 1981-82 and 1983-84. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. Office of Institutional Research.
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