ERIC Number: ED328332
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-May
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of the Academically Underprepared Student at Miami-Dade Community College.
Einspruch, Eric; Downing, Sherry
A profile is provided of students at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) who enrolled in at least one college preparatory course in fall 1989. The report covers the number of academically prepared students; their ethnic distribution, age, gender, and native language; the year they graduated from high school; their enrollment and matriculation status; and the number of credits they earned. Comparing the academically underprepared students with students who took no college preparatory classes that term, the report highlights the following: (1) one in five fall 1989 students enrolled in at least one college preparatory course during the term; (2) of these students, 18% were White non-Hispanic, 21% were Black non-Hispanic, and 59% were Hispanic; while among students not enrolled in college preparatory classes, 29% were White non-Hispanic, 15% were Black non-Hispanic, and 54% were Hispanic; (3) of those students enrolled in a college preparatory course, 51% had a native language other than English, as did 44% of those not enrolled in a college preparatory course; (4) 37% of the academically underprepared students had graduated from high school the previous year, compared to 11% of those enrolled in college-level courses only; (5) of those students enrolled in a college preparatory course, one third were under 20 years of age and another third were between 20 and 24 years of age; and (6) about the same number of new students (N=4,524) and continuing students (N=4,396) were enrolled in college preparatory course work.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.