ERIC Number: ED395645
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Flow Analysis of City College of San Francisco Students: Credit to Noncredit, Noncredit to Credit, Simultaneous Enrollment.
Smith, Leslie Plato
Examining the flow of students between the credit and noncredit programs at the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), in California, this report analyzes the patterns of student enrollment, attendance, persistence, and transition between programs from fall 1984 to fall 1994. Following a brief introduction and a discussion of terminology and trends at CCSF over the 10-year period, the report provides data on unduplicated enrollment, attendance, and full-time equivalent student enrollments in credit and noncredit programs. Next, data are presented on the flow of enrolled noncredit students to credit programs and vice versa, the persistence of enrolled noncredit and credit students into either noncredit or credit programs, the flow of students actually attending noncredit programs to credit programs and vice versa, and the persistence of students attending credit and noncredit programs. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) of the 123,000 students enrolling in at least 1 course during the last 5 years, 23% attended a noncredit program; (2) from 1984 to 1994, there was a 54% increase in the number of students moving from noncredit to credit programs, despite a 22% decline in the number of noncredit students served; and (3) the number of students taking advantage of both noncredit and credit offerings simultaneously increased 20% over the period. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.