ERIC Number: ED340428
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Program Review: An Eight-Year Summary of Associate Degree Outcomes.
In 1991, a study was conducted to examine historical trends in educational results for both the Associate in Science (A.S.) and the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree programs at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC). The results were measured primarily by job placement rates for A.S. graduates and by continuing education status of A.A. graduates. The overall placement rate for the 1989-90 A.S. graduates was 94.5%, a slight drop from the previous year of 96.8%. When compared with the 1987-88 A.S. graduates, the job placement rates for all ethnic groups for the 1989-90 graduates dropped considerably, particularly for Black graduates, whose job placement rate dropped from 77% to 58%. Hispanic A.S. graduates, more than other ethnic groups, tended to continue their education (34%). Data indicated that 34% of former A.S. students were in jobs related to their educational studies. Findings for A.A. graduates included the following: (1) there were 24,047 A.A. students who met the criteria for program enrollment, with the largest of the 69 A.A. programs being business administration, elementary education, and psychology; (2) the pre-bachelor of arts degree program contained 10% of the A.A. students who met the program enrollee definition; (3) for any given year, approximately 49% of A.A. graduates continued their education at a state university within 1 year of graduation, and about 80% of A.A. graduates eventually attended either a public or private university; and (4) 33% of A.A. students who did not re-enroll at M-DCC for two semesters were continuing their education elsewhere in the state. Appendixes provide information on the program review process and the methodology and related issues regarding placement data collection. (JMC)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Ethnic Groups, Job Placement, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.