ERIC Number: ED319436
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr-10
Reference Count: 0
Persistence and Graduation Rates at Germanna Community College, Fall Quarter 1981 through Fall Quarter 1986.
Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.
Results of a study of students enrolling at Germanna Community College (GCC) between fall 1981 and fall 1986 to compare the persistence and graduation rates of transfer and occupational-technical students are presented in this document. The study was limited to full-time, first-time students with a declared major. Major findings of the study are as follows: (1) nearly 25% of all students were no longer enrolled by the end of their first term, and 50% dropped out by the end of or following their first year; (2) 75% were neither enrolled nor graduated by the end of the study; (3) persistence rates were nearly identical for transfer and occupational-vocational students; (4) less than 30% had graduated by fall 1986, and approximately 15% completed graduation requirements within the nominal two years; and (5) occupational-technical students tended to reflect a higher graduation rate than transfer students, though year-to-year fluctuations were considerable. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Germanna Community Coll., Locust Grove, VA.