ERIC Number: ED325160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Course Pass Rates in Fall 1989. Enrollment Analysis EA91-1.
Clagett, Craig A.; Diehl, Patricia
In 1990, 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 by course, academic discipline, and division. The study also analyzed student pass rates by gender, age, race, and admission status. Study findings included the following: (1) the collegewide course pass rate in fall 1989 was 75%, the highest rate ever recorded at PGCC; (2) 12 disciplines had fall 1989 pass rates more than 10 percentage points above the collegewide average, including Education, Radiography, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Horticulture, which all had pass rates over 90%; (3) five disciplines had pass rates more than 10 percentage points below the collegewide average, including Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics; (4) over the 5-year period between 1985 and 1989 the Physical/Health Education and Health Technology Divisions consistently had the highest pass rates, while the Science and Mathematics Division consistently had the lowest pass rate; (5) women had a higher pass rate (77%) than men (71%); (6) students aged 25 years and older had a higher pass rate (82%) than either students between 21 and 25 (73%) or under 21 (71%); (7) white students had a higher pass rate (79%) than black students (69%) and "Other" students (77%); and (8) first-time students had a lower pass rate (71%) than continuing students (76%). Appendixes include course completion rate tables by discipline, gender, age group, race, and admission status; and an enrollment and completion table by subgroup. (GFW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Note: For a related document, see ED 305 977.