ERIC Number: ED392479
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Course Pass Rates in Fall 1995. Enrollment Analysis EA96-5.
Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Student performance in individual courses constitutes a fundamental learning outcome at community colleges, since many students in credit courses have no intention of earning a degree. A study was conducted at Prince George's Community College, in Maryland, to analyze students' final course grades for fall 1995 to determine course pass rates and student progress. Study findings included the following: (1) the collegewide course pass rate was 75%, down from 77% in 1994 and the lowest since 1989; (2) pass rates decreased from 84% in 1994 to 83% in 1995 for occupational courses and from 76% to 74% for general education courses; (3) the pass rate of students in educational development courses was 60%, down 3 percentage points from the previous year; (4) disciplines with high pass rates included nuclear medicine, respiratory therapy, health information technology, English as a foreign language, nursing, radiography, business, criminal justice technology, early childhood management, and paralegal; (5) disciplines with low pass rates included developmental mathematics, real estate, anthropology, engineering, mathematics, and chemistry; (6) women had higher pass rates than men (78% versus 71%); (7) black students had a pass rate of 72%, compared to 81% for white students; and (8) continuing students had a pass rate of 77%, compared to a pass rate of 71% for first-time students. The bulk of the report consists of detailed data tables. (BCY)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.