ERIC Number: ED358905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes. Annual Summary Report to the Board of Trustees. Report BT94-2.
Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Each year a study is conducted at Prince George's Community College (PGCC) to update data on student outcomes in accordance with guidelines issued by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Data for the 1993 report were drawn from assessment processes at the classroom, departmental, and institutional levels and are intended to inform the Board of Trustees and larger PGCC community about the achievements of students enrolled in credit classes at PGCC. Results of the study included the following: (1) the proportion of students who pass credit classes has increased since 1986, with 77% passing in fiscal year 1992; (2) based on MHEC analyses of enrollment and degree files for the state, one-third of fall 1988 PGCC entrants had transferred or graduated after four years, yielding an institutional transfer rate of 28% and a graduation rate of almost 11%; (3) two-thirds of the students graduating in 1991-92 were employed in full-time jobs when surveyed during spring 1993, with another 20% working part-time; (4) licensure examination pass rates for PGCC graduates in 1992 ranged from 93% for respiratory therapist graduates, 90% for nursing, 81% for radiography, and 67% for medical records; (5) in graduates' self-assessments of their PGCC experience, enjoyment of learning, self-confidence, and clarification of goals received the highest ratings; and (6) in 1992-93 student evaluations of 235 teaching faculty, 23% of the teachers received average scores of below 4.0 on a scale of 5. Tables and a selected bibliography of PGCC institutional research studies are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Employer Attitudes, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, School Demography, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.