ERIC Number: ED366380
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
New Start Program 1993: Eighth-Year Report.
Winchell, Anne; Schwartz, Charles P.
In 1985, Kingsborough Community College (KCC), in Brooklyn, established the New Start Program to assist students who began their postsecondary education at senior colleges, but encountered academic difficulties there. New Start applicants are admitted to KCC as matriculants in good academic standing. They take regular courses and are expected to meet the same academic standards as other students. The program offers individual and group counseling to help participants overcome previous difficulties and work toward future success. A total of 2,252 students participated in New Start during its first 8 academic years, with over 45% coming from Brooklyn College. New Start participants have tended to be "traditional" college students with respect to age and enrollment patterns. By March 1993, nearly 36% of all students who ever participated in New Start had succeeded in graduating from KCC and/or transferring to other colleges. More than half of the 508 degrees awareded to these students were either in liberal arts or business administration. As of spring 1993, 599 former New Start students were known to have transferred to other colleges, with the most frequent destinations Baruch, Brooklyn, Staten Island, and John Jay Colleges. By January 1993, 62 New Start students were known to have earned baccalaureate degrees. Profiles of six New Start students whose experiences typify the challenges and achievement of the group are included, along with tables and graphs showing New Start outcomes. (AC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Advising, College Transfer Students, Colleges, Community Colleges, Educational Counseling, High Risk Students, Higher Education, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Outcomes of Education, Program Descriptions, Reverse Transfer Students, School Holding Power, Student Improvement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kingsborough Community Coll., Brooklyn, NY.