ERIC Number: ED292521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Dec-23
Reference Count: N/A
A Proposed Model for Categorizing Successful and Non-Successful Student Outcomes at CCP. Institutional Research In-Brief #42.
Obetz, Wayne S.
Students enroll in community colleges for a variety of personal reasons, and many never intend to earn a degree. Measures of success, therefore, must take into account the diversity of students' objectives for enrollment and permit the college to distinguish between students who have achieved a satisfactory level of progress and those who have not. Five categories of student success/outcomes can be established: (1) successful students, including graduates and students who drop out with 30 or more credits and a grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or greater; (2) probably successful students, including those who are enrolled full- or part-time or in remedial programs, those who withdraw with a GPA of 2.0 or greater, and those who drop out with less than 30 credits and a GPA of 2.0 or greater (3) unsuccessful students, including those who drop out with a GPA less than 2.0, those who drop out with no GPA, and those who are dropped by the college for poor scholarship or inadequate progress; (4) probably unsuccessful students, who withdraw with a GPA of less than 2.0; and (5) unclassifiable students, including those who stop out and those who withdraw with no GPA. The application of these categories to students who entered the Community College of Philadelphia in fall 1983 shows that, as of spring 1987, 15.0% were successful, 39.6% were probably successful, and 45.2% were unsuccessful. The categories were also applied to determine success rates by age, gender, race, area of study, and college-readiness at admission. (UCM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.