ERIC Number: ED330396
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes: Annual Summary Report. Report to the Board of Trustees BT91-3.
Clagett, Craig A.
Each year a study is conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to update student outcomes data using quantifiable measures of student achievement. Data for the 1991 study were obtained from Maryland state databases, the University of Maryland (UM) system, and surveys of all fiscal year (FY) 1989 graduates. Of the 897 Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree or certificate recipients surveyed, 427 responded. Study findings included the following: (1) 89% of the FY 1989 graduates were employed, and 59% of the employed graduates were working in a field related to their PGCC major; (2) 90% of the 1989 graduates of PGCC nursing and allied health technology programs were employed in related fields, compared to only 59% of the criminal justice and paralegal studies graduates; (3) within the three occupational programs with less than 80% job placement rates, over 33% of the students were continuing their education; (4) 45% of the respondents had taken courses at another college since graduating; (5) nearly 75% of the PGCC students who transferred to a four-year institution did so without earning a degree from PGCC; (6) two-thirds of the graduates of transfer programs were attending a four-year institution within a year of graduation; (7) less than 20% of the students starting their college careers as full-time students at PGCC had graduated from the college within four years of entry; and (8) of the 2,081 fall 1990 entering PGCC students who took the reading, writing, and math sections of the Comparative Guidance and Placement test, 60% needed remediation in at least one area. Data on the grade point averages of transfer students at specific four-year institutions in Maryland, and data tables indicating the educational background of the entering 1990 cohort are included. (GFW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Majors (Students), Minimum Competency Testing, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, School Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.