ERIC Number: ED301307
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Coming Back to School: A Profile of Fall Term 1987 Transition Center Students. Research Report Number 88-01.
At Miami-Dade Community College's South Campus (SC), the Transition Center (TC) provides special advisement services for older students returning to school. In fall 1987, a study was conducted to develop a profile of the students served by the center and compare them with other South Campus students. Study findings, based on academic and demographic data on 211 center clients, included the following: (1) the average age of TC clients was 34.4 years, compared to 23.7 years for other SC students; (2) 85% were enrolled part time, compared to 63% of the remaining SC students; (3) only 43% of TC clients were graduates of Florida high schools, and 17% were General Educational Development recipients; (4) 23% had grade point averages of 3.50 or above, compared to 11% of the other SC students; (5) 60% of the TC clients and 34% of the SC students were white, non-Hispanic, including 48% of the TC clients and 19% of the SC students who were white females; (6) 93% of the TC clients had prior postsecondary educational experience, with 83% having previously enrolled at Miami-Dade; and (7) TC clients declared themselves as degree seekers in about the same proportion as other SC students. (AJL)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age, Client Characteristics (Human Services), Comparative Analysis, Counseling Services, Females, Grade Point Average, Males, Minority Groups, Nontraditional Students, Part Time Students, Reentry Students, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.