ERIC Number: ED293579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Dual Enrollment: A Longitudinal Study of the 1982-83 Cohort. Research Report No. 88-04.
For many years, a dual enrollment program for academically talented high school students has been offered at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC), permitting approved students to take up to 25 credit hours each year to simultaneously satisfy high school graduation criteria and MDCC associate degree requirements. The program helps fulfill the mission of the college to provide challenge and stimulation to gifted students. An examination of dual enrollment data from 1970-71 through 1985-86 and the transcripts of 376 fall 1982 dual enrollees who later attended MDCC revealed the following: (1) program participants from Dade County high schools took between five and six credits per year at MDCC; (2) in 1985-86, 78% of the grades made by dual enrollment students at MDCC were at least satisfactory (C or better); (3) in 1985-86, 167 different courses were taken by dual enrollees, with the heaviest concentration in the fine and applied arts; (4) 66% of the program participants in 1985-86 were White, 20% were Hispanic, and 8% were Black; and (5) as of winter 1986-87, 31% of the fall 1982 dual enrollees had graduated from MDCC, 16% were still attending MDCC, and 53% had left the college. The study report includes background information about dual enrollment programs nationally and in Florida, 14 data tables on enrollees, 7 appendixes providing supplementary tables and relevant forms, and a 20-item bibliography. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: Some data tables contain small print.