ERIC Number: ED301293
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Nov
Student Outcomes Performance Accountability Report, Prince George's Community College. Report to the Board of Trustees, BT89-2.
Clagett, Craig A.
In 1988, a series of studies was conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to assess student outcomes with respect to course pass rates, student retention, the performance of PGCC transfer students at four-year institutions, graduate transfer and employment patterns, employer evaluations of PGCC graduates, scores on licensure and certification exams, and general education and continuing education outcomes. The study involved surveys of PGCC graduates and their employers, and of continuing education students. Study findings included the following: (1) 70% of the students who enrolled for a course at PGCC passed it; (2) 60% of PGCC's fall students returned the following spring; (3) a study of students who entered PGCC in fall 1980 found that, by summer 1988, 12.4% had received an associate degree; (4) half of PGCC's students were attending to prepare for transfer; (5) though PGCC's transfer rate was higher than the statewide average, PGCC transfers had lower grade point averages than transfers from Maryland community colleges in general; (6) most PGCC students who transferred had not earned an associate degree; (7) consistently during the 1980's, 60% of the graduates of PGCC's occupational programs found full-time work related to their major within a year of graduation; (8) PGCC graduates met or exceeded national pass rates on Medical Isotope, Respiratory Care, and Medical Records certification exams, but fell below national averages on Nursing and Radiographers exams; and (9) graduates' self-ratings of their own general education outcomes indicated increases in enjoyment of learning, self-confidence, and clarity of goals. Recommendations for the improvement of student outcomes reports and survey instruments are included. (AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Courses, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, General Education, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Personnel Evaluation, Questionnaires, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research.