ERIC Number: ED398954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Retention Rates, Graduates, and LAM-Series Completers for the Legal Assistant Management Program.
In February 1996, Gainesville College, in Georgia, conducted a study of students in its Legal Assistant Management (LAM) Program to determine retention rates, numbers of graduates, and course pass rates. Retention and graduation rates were calculated for 175 students who enrolled in at least one LAM course from spring 1991 to fall 1995. In addition, the course-taking behavior was analyzed of 154 students who had passed at least one LAM course since spring 1991. Study findings included the following: (1) the overall retention rate for students who started the LAM sequence in the spring of 1993 was 78%; (2) of the 116 students who took at least one LAM course from spring 1991 to winter 1994, 24% (n=28) had received an Associate Degree in LAM as of fall 1995; (3) 50 of the 105 students who took at least 1 LAM course and who passed it with a "D" or better between spring 1991 and winter 1994 went on to complete the LAM course series with a "D" average or better by fall 1995; and (4) excluding the 16% of students who started the series between spring 1991 and winter 1994 and dropped out of the series by fall 1995, 65% of the students completed the sequence within 8 or more quarters as of fall 1995. The survey instrument and responses to open-ended questions are attached. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.