ERIC Number: ED267878
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Academic Suspension, 1978 through 1984. Research Report No. 85-20.
There are two conditions that result in the academic suspension of students from Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC). In the first case, students are suspended if they have attempted more than 30 credits and earned less than a 1.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA). In the second case, students who have registered for more than 45 credits, but earned credit in less than half are also suspended. Previous research reports indicate that 50% of suspended students return to college within 2 years, and 10% of these students eventually graduate. A study was conducted at MDCC to examine statistics on students suspended since 1978-79, and to determine subsequent re-enrollment and graduation rates for students from each academic year. Collegewide findings included the following: (1) since 1978-79, a total of 14,056 students had been suspended; (2) of that number, 7,778 or 55.3% had returned; (3) 10% of the returning students (N=779) completed an associate degree or certificate; and (4) Hispanics tended to have the highest return rates, while White non-Hispanics accounted for the highest graduation rates among returning students. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.