ERIC Number: ED269081
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
What Ever Happened to the Class of 1983?
In 1982-83, a study conducted at Mott Community College (MCC) identified 322 students, or 6% of the student body, as "grossly skill deficient," (i.e., achieving at the junior high school level or below in all basic skill areas). In November 1985, the transcripts of those 322 students were assembled and analyzed to determine enrollment patterns and achievement levels. Study findings included the following: (1) of the skill-deficient students, 194 were males and 123 were females; (2) all 322 registered at MCC during the 2-year period; however, 7.8% dropped all of their classes soon after registration; (3) those who did register were successful in 67% of the classes they completed; (4) the students registered for an average of 2.3 semesters; (5) only four students accumulated 60 credits or more, with the entire group accumulating an average of 10.14 credits each; (6) 31.68% had a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better; (7) only 14.28% followed advice to enroll in three remedial courses, 24.22% enrolled in two remedial classes, and 20.49% enrolled in one remedial class; (8) students who took and passed remedial classes in reading, writing, and mathematics had higher GPA's, persisted longer, completed more courses, and accumulated more credits than students who did not take remedial courses; and (9) in comparison with the MCC student body as a whole, the skills-deficient students were younger, more likely to be female, and more likely to be local residents. (RO)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns, Basic Skills, Community Colleges, Educationally Disadvantaged, Enrollment Trends, Grade Point Average, High Risk Students, Remedial Instruction, Remedial Programs, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles Stewart Mott Community Coll., Flint, MI.