ERIC Number: ED311962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Institutional Effectiveness at Miami-Dade Community College. Research Report No. 89-11R.
Belcher, Marcia J.
A study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (MDCC) to collect available information on indicators of institutional effectiveness. The study focused on the college's success in attracting students to MDCC, fulfilling students' expectations, meeting students' special needs, and retaining and graduating students. In addition, the study investigated students' activities after obtaining an associate degree and achievement test results that certified students' competence. The study relied on information from research conducted since 1985. Highlighted findings included the following: (1) 35% of Dade County's high school graduates enrolled at MDCC, including 51% of the Hispanic graduates but only 20% of the Black graduates; (2) students rated MDCC highest in terms of helping students develop their basic skills and maintaining an excellent reputation, and lowest in terms of providing personal counseling and practical learning opportunities; (3) 67.9% of MDCC's entering students had basic skills deficiencies, and less than half of these students completed prescribed remedial courses; (4) about 70% of the first-time-in-college students immediately returned to MDCC for a second semester; (5) after 3 years, 15% of students who entered MDCC with academic skills deficiencies graduated, compared to 40% of the students who were university eligible when they first enrolled; (6) within 5 years of graduating from MDCC, 65% to 70% of the students entered a four-year college, and 50% of these earned a bachelor's degree; and (7) 88% of the MDCC students who completed required coursework passed all sections of the College Level Academic Skills Test. Twenty-three data tables supplement the text. (VVC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Followup Studies, Institutional Research, Outcomes of Education, Program Effectiveness, Remedial Programs, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Student Recruitment, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.