ERIC Number: ED317229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Five Year Study of Selected Demographics of Middlesex Community College Graduates: 1985-1989.
Coggins, John H.; Muzeroll, Terry
This analysis of selected demographic statistics of Middlesex Community College (MxCC) graduates is intended for future academic advising, curriculum planning, and decision making. This demographic profile is comprised of data from studies published between 1985 and 1989. The study focuses on fundamental demographic indicators, such as sex, age, and student status, as well as academic characteristics, such as number of semesters in attendance, grades earned, and transfer credit accumulated. Major findings of the survey were as follows: (1) the average age of graduates ranged from 29.1 (1986) to 30.6 (1988), and the percentage of women graduates ranged from 66.3% (1987) to 73.2% (1989); (2) the General Curriculum degree and the Business Administration degree were the two programs with the greatest number of graduates through 1989; (3) in spite of high course enrollments, the Fine Arts and Commercial Art programs exhibited relatively few graduates; (4) from 1985 to 1989, there was a slight increase in the percentage of full-time only graduates (12.8% to 15.4%) while the percentage of graduates attending MxCC only part-time remained constant at about 33%; (5) the average graduate needed 7.5 semesters to complete in 1989 compared to 7.7 in 1985; (6) grade point averages (GPA) of graduates remained constant throughout the years studies at about 3.0, with female graduates age 25 or older, followed by male graduates 25 or older, having the highest GPA; (7) a relatively significant and consistent percentage of graduates used transfer credit (45.2% in 1985 to 51.3% in 1986); and (8) in any given year, approximately 40-50% of new students were placed into remedial English courses, yet usually less than 10% of new students took these courses. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Middlesex Community Coll., Middletown, CT.