ERIC Number: ED267881
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Fall 1984 Retention Study.
Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.
A study was conducted of the retention patterns of students enrolled in the Peralta Community College District (PCCD) in fall 1984 using college reports on withdrawals and grade distributions. The study focused on successful retention (i.e., all students who received a passing grade) and on total retention (i.e., all students who received any grade other than "W"). Study highlights included the following: (1) in spite of significant declines in both unduplicated enrollment and total class enrollment between fall 1983 and fall 1984, the rates of successful retention and total retention increased districtwide by 1.4% and 2.3%, respectively; (2) districtwide retention rates for fall 1984 were 70.5% for successful retention and 81.2% for total retention; (3) all five colleges in the district had similar retention rates and all made improvements between 1983 and 1984; (4) the business disciplines continued to have the lowest districtwide successful retention rate at 51.5%; (5) business disciplines' successful retention rate increased by 1.2% and total retention rate increased 2.3%; and (6) grade distribution remained virtually unchanged between fall 1983 and fall 1984. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Peralta Community Coll. District, Oakland, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.