ERIC Number: ED401968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Cohort Analysis, Fall 1993 New Students.
Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.
In October 1996, Illinois' Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) conducted a longitudinal study of the characteristics of and outcomes experienced by students who entered the college for the first time in fall 1993, gathering data on retention rates, average attempted and earned cumulative hours, and graduation rates over 3 years. Of the 3,146 students included in the study, 36% were designated as Associate of Arts (AA) students; 12 % as Associate of Science (AS); 16% as Associate of Applied Science (AAS); 9% as certificate; and 30% as course enrollees, or students registering in college-level courses with no particular educational goal. Study findings included the following: (1) the retention rate after one quarter was 70% for the entire group, with AS students having the highest retention rate at 82% and certificate students the lowest at 51%; (2) as of summer 1996, the average cumulative attempted hours for college credit courses was 30, while the average cumulative earned hours was 24.8; (3) AS students had the highest number of attempted hours at 39.2 and the highest earned at 32.7, while course enrollees had the lowest of each; and (4) overall, 12% of the students had received a degree or certificate by August 1996, while AS students had the highest graduation rate at 16% and course enrollees had the lowest at 9%. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.