ERIC Number: ED267859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the MxCC Class of '85 (and More).
Coggins, John H.; And Others
A study of Connecticut's Middlesex Community College (MxCC) graduates of 1985 was conducted to provide information for use in academic advising, program and curriculum planning, and identifying needs for further research. The study revealed the following information about the 281 members of the graduating class: (1) of the 284 degrees awarded, 79 were "General Degrees," 53 were in Business Administration, 20 were in Marketing, and 19 were in Information Systems; (2) 198 of the degrees were awarded to women and 86 to men; (3) 12.8% of the graduates had attended full-time only, 33.5% had attended part-time only, and 53.7% had attended both full- and part-time; (4) 37.4% had interrupted their studies for one or more semesters while pursuing their degree; (5) the average number of semesters needed to complete a degree was 7.07; (5) there appeared to be some correlation between those programs whose graduates took longer than 7.07 semesters to complete and those with older students; (6) the average grade point average was 3.021 for graduates and 2.5 for the student body as a whole; (7) 53% of the graduates had W grades on their transcripts and had withdrawn from an average of 2.7 classes; (8) 45.2% used transfer credit to graduate; and (9) relatively small percentages of the graduates took remedial English classes. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlesex Community Coll., Middletown, CT.