ERIC Number: ED374847
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of the Fall 1990 FTIC Cohort.
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Black Students, College Freshmen, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Full Time Students, Grade Point Average, Part Time Students, Student Placement, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Tallahassee Community Coll., FL.