ERIC Number: ED396795
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
First-Time Entering Student Academic Outcomes: Comparative Cohort Analysis Results, 1990-1995. Enrollment Analysis EA 97-1.
At Prince George's Community College (PGCC), in Maryland, a comprehensive freshman academic monitoring database has been developed to follow the progress of peer groups of first-time students entering each fall through their sixth year of potential enrollment. Using the new database, as well as information from the Maryland Higher Education Commission's Transfer Student system, PGCC completed an analysis of outcomes for the cohorts from fall 1990 to fall 1992. In the analysis, students were classified as achievers if they either left PGCC with a formal academic accomplishment or reached sophomore status in good academic standing; as unexplained exiters if they left without meeting achiever status; and as continuing students if they were not achievers but were still attending PGCC. Study findings included the following: (1) for the 1990 cohort after 5 years, 30% were classified as achievers, of whom 18% had earned an award or transferred or both; (2) after 4 years, the 1990 cohort had a 28% achievement rate, while the 1991 cohort had a 27% achievement rate; (3) at the 3-year assessment point, the percentage of achievers dropped from 26% for the 1990 cohort to 25% for the 1991 cohort and to 24% for the 1992 cohort; and (4) the unexplained exit rate after 3 years incrased for the 3 cohorts at a more pronounced rate, moving from 56% in 1990 to 59% in 1991 and 62% in 1992. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.