ERIC Number: ED333930
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer and Graduation Rates for Black and White Prince George's Community College Students. Research Brief RB92-2.
Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
All public institutions in the state of Maryland must submit a Minority Achievement Action Plan to the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) by August 30, 1991. To assist colleges in developing the 5-year goals for minority recruitment and achievement required by the plan, the MHEC distributed data sets on community college student transfer to four-year institutions; community college award attainment; and student achievement rates for seven cohorts of full-time, first-time community college students 4 years after initial entry. This research brief presents comparative transfer and award attainment data for full-time black students and full-time white students who entered Prince George's Community College (PGCC) from fall 1980 through fall 1986. Findings include the following: (1) the percentage of first-time, full-time students transferring to a state four-year institution within four years of initial entry at PGCC ranged from a low of 21% for fall 1984 entrants to a high of 28% for fall 1986 entrants; (2) white students' transfer rates ranged from 29% to 37%, more than double that of black students for all seven cohorts, whose transfer rates ranged from 10% to 15%; (3) the Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree attainment rate for all full-time students ranged from 12% to 17%; (4) white students' graduation rates ranged from 17% to 22%, more than twice that of black students whose graduation rates ranged from 6% to 10%; and (5) over the study period, the percentage of students transferring to four-year institutions has increased, while A.A. degree attainment has decreased. Data tables and graphs are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Black Students, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Mobility, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Racial Differences, State Universities, Tables (Data), Transfer Rates (College), Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.