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ERIC Number: ED370655
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-May
Pages: 106
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Pathways of Student Persistence and Performance at RSC. Annual Report.
Slark, Julie; Nguyen, Thao
Presenting data on student persistence at Rancho Santiago College (RSC), in California, through fall 1993, this three-part report presents longitudinal semester-to-semester persistence rates for 1983-1993; course completion rates, including grade and withdrawal distributions for every course and department for fall 1993; and data on associate degrees and certificates awarded through the 1992-93 academic year. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) for new students in fall 1993, 56% persisted to a second semester, an all-time high for RSC; (2) for the initial group studied at RSC in 1983, 23% were still enrolled four semesters later, 18% were still enrolled five semesters later, and 5% were still active twelve semesters later; (3) students who enrolled in fall 1993 and reported their goal as transfer with an Associate degree showed a persistence rate of 66% one semester later, while students enrolled for personal interests had a 29% return rate; (4) for fall 1993, 66% of all course enrollments resulted in successful completion; (5) fall 1993 completion rates were 59% for Hispanics, 72% for Asians, 60% for African-Americans, and 68%5 for Whites; (6) in 1992-93, 971 degrees were awarded, the largest number ever; (7) the time taken to earn a degree decreased dramatically over the past three years, with 84% of the 1992-93 graduates attending RSC four semesters or less; and (8) 21% of the 1992-93 graduates were Asian and 17% were Hispanic, both representing an increase over the past 5 years. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA. Office of Research, Planning, and Resource Development.