ERIC Number: ED303207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Mt. San Antonio College Matriculation Study: Preliminary Findings, Fall 1986-Spring 1988.
Hall, Barbara Ann; And Others
In fall 1986, Mt. San Antonio College (MSAC) initiated a 5-year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of its matriculation services, including assessment, orientation, counseling/advisement, and follow-up. Students participating in these services were compared to those degree-seeking students who did not participate. The study sample included students who entered MSAC in fall 1986 (N=7,443), spring 1987 (N=4,623), fall 1987 (N=9,295), and spring 1988 (N=6,008). Study findings related to the fall 1986 cohort included the following: (1) 4,622 (62%) were seeking first-time degrees or certificates and therefore were subject to matriculation; (2) of these students, 3,312 (72%) participated in one or more matriculation components, while 1,310 (28%) did not participate; (3) 160 participated in all services, 2,142 in assessment, 1,488 in orientation, 1,276 in counseling/advisement, and 547 in follow-up services; and (3) between fall 1986 and spring 1988, matriculated students who participated in one or more services completed more units, but earned lower grade point averages than non-matriculated students in the same cohort. The report presents graphs and tables for all entering cohorts. (AJL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), Cohort Analysis, College Admission, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, Educational Diagnosis, Grade Point Average, Longitudinal Studies, Program Effectiveness, School Orientation, Student Participation, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.