ERIC Number: ED336139
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of the Enrollment Behavior of 1990 Associate Degree Recipients at Community College of Philadelphia. Report #59.
The Community College of Philadephia (CCP) enrolls approximately 11,000 students per semester in on-campus credit courses. This report documents the enrollment patterns of the 765 spring 1990 associate degree recipients, providing selected comparisons with the 1982 graduating cohort. In addition, results of a survey returned by 379 (49.5%) of the graduates are reported. Study highlights include the following: (1) the ethnic composition of the 1990 graduate cohort was 52.9% White, 36.8% Black, 4.3% Asian, 2.6% Hispanic, and 2.4% designated as other; (2) the mean age at graduation was 31.1 years; (3) 31.6% of the graduates had taken courses at another college prior to enrolling at CCP; (4) 58.7% of the graduates had received financial aid at some point during their CCP enrollment; (5) 29.3% had taken required remedial courses at the outset of their CCP studies, completing an average of 2.0 remedial credits; (6) while 48.5% of the 1982 cohort graduated in 3 years or less, only 30.1% of the 1990 cohort completed degree requirements within 3 years, a difference attributed to stop-out behavior and fewer credits taken per semester among the 1990 cohort; (7) 26.2% of the graduates indicated that while at CCP they were very uncertain that they would have sufficient funds to finance their education; (8) both the number of dependants and the work patterns of the graduates, which remained relatively stable at CCP entry and graduation, were positively correlated with time to degree completion; and (9) finances and work commitments were the most frequently cited reasons for graduate stop-out behavior. Eighteen data tables are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.