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ERIC Number: ED374847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 38
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of the Fall 1990 FTIC Cohort.
Windham, Patricia
Drawing from data provided by the Florida Education and Training Placement Information Program (FETPIP), this series of reports provides follow-up information on FTIC students entering Tallahassee Community College (TCC) in fall 1990. The four reports compare students based on race, entry level test pass rates, full-/part-time status, and grade point average (GPA). Highlighted findings include the following: (1) the fall 1990 FTIC cohort contained 1,428 students; (2) by fall 1991, only 57% of the original cohort were still enrolled at TCC, and another 10% were enrolled in another college or university; (3) compared to white students (who comprised 75% of the cohort), black students were less likely to be enrolled in college, were attending a smaller number of transfer institutions, and were less likely to remain in college until fall 1992; (4) of the original cohort, 73.5% passed the reading placement test, 73.3% passed the mathematics placement test, 64.1% passed the writing placement test, and 46.7% passed all three placement tests; (5) fall 1992 retention rates for those passing the placement tests were between 48% and 49%, while retention rates for those failing one of the tests were between 33% and 39%; (6) 66% of the original fall 1990 cohort were enrolled part-time, and 34% were enrolled full-time; (7) students who began at TCC as part-timers were less likely to remain enrolled, less likely to transfer, and less likely earn degrees, but more likely to be employed full-time; and (8) students who were successful academically at TCC during their first semester were more likely to remain in college than those who were not. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tallahassee Community Coll., FL.