ERIC Number: ED346892
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May-15
Reference Count: N/A
Enrollment & Academic Progress of Fall 1986 New Students: Fall 1986 -- Spring 1991.
Tichenor, Richard; Cosgrove, John
An overview is provided of the enrollment patterns and academic progress of the fall 1986 new student cohort at St. Louis Community College (SLCC), the first cohort included in the college's longitudinal tracking system. The report highlights the following findings about the 5,993 students who were tracked through spring 1991: (1) 57.6% of the cohort returned for the spring 1987 semester, and 9.7% were enrolled at the end of the 5-year tracking period; (2) 49.6% of the cohort attended only one or two semesters during the 5-year period, and 30.6% attended one semester only; (3) 32.6% of the cohort had stopped-out once, 7.5% twice, and 1.1% three times during the 5-year period; (4) 48.6% of the cohort had completed 12 or more cumulative hours earning grades of A through D by the end of the tracking period, and 11.5% had completed 60 or more hours earning grades of A through D; (5) 30.2% completed less than half of the hours attempted over the 5-year period, while 28% completed all hours attempted; (6) 40.2% had a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of less than 2.00 when they left the college, while 22.9% had a cumulative GPA below 1.00, and 28.5% had a final cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher; (7) 13% of those who entered with an educational goal of obtaining a degree or certificate had graduated by the end of the 5-year period, with 2.2% graduating within the first 2 years; and (8) a total of 18.6% of those who entered as full-time students with a goal of obtaining a degree or certificate had graduated by the end of the 5-year period, with 3.6% obtaining their degree or certificate within the first 2 years. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll., MO. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.