ERIC Number: ED305977
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Course Pass Rates in Fall 1988. Enrollment Analysis EA89-6.
Clagett, Craig A.
In 1989, a study was conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to determine the percentage of students enrolled in courses in the fall term who received passing grades, and to examine these pass rates for each course, academic discipline, and division. The study also examined student pass rates by gender, age, race, and admission status. Study findings included the following: (1) the collegewide course pass rate in fall 1988 was 73%, matching the record high achieved in 1987; (2) as a group, students did better in occupational courses than in general education or remedial studies; (3) pass rates varied greatly according to discipline, with 17 disciplines registering more than 10% above the college average; (4) the disciplines with the highest pass rates were radiography (100%), education (94%), health (89%), and nursing (89%); (5) the disciplines with the lowest pass rates were mathematics (52%), chemistry (55%), college learning skills (62%), and developmental mathematics (63%); (6) the health technology and nursing divisions had consistently high pass rates from 1984 to 1989; and (7) in general, women had higher pass rates than men, whites had higher pass rates than blacks and other minorities, students over 25 years of age had higher rates than students under 25, and continuing students had higher rates than first-time students. (ALB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.