ERIC Number: ED315103
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Mt. San Antonio College Matriculation Study: Fall 1986-Spring 1989.
Hall, Barbara Ann; And Others
In fall 1986, Mt. San Antonio College (MSAC) began a five year longitudinal study of the effectiveness of its matriculation services, which include assessment, orientation, counseling/advisement, and follow-up of students by staff members. The study utilized a computerized tracking system to compare retention, grade point average (GPA), persistence from semester to semester, and degrees and certificates earned among matriculated and non-matriculated students. The study also compared students participating in matriculation services with 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), spring 1988 (N=6,008), fall 1988 (N=4,245), and spring 1989 (N=2,285). Findings related to the fall 1986 cohort after six semester of attendance at MSAC included the following: (1) 3,288 students participated in assessment, orientation, counseling/advisement, and/or follow-up activities, while 1,202 were subject to matriculation but did not participate; (2) the number of units completed and persistence rates from semester to semester were significantly higher for matriculated students than non-matriculated students; (3) with the exception of the first semester, non-matriculated students earned higher GPA's than matriculated students; and (4) as of October 29, 1989, 271 members of the fall 1986 cohort had earned a degree or certificate. The report presents graphs and tables for all entering cohorts. (WJT)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Admission (School), Cohort Analysis, College Admission, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Educational Counseling, Educational Diagnosis, Grade Point Average, Longitudinal Studies, Program Effectiveness, School Orientation, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Student Personnel Services, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.
Note: For the 1988 study, see ED 303 207.