ERIC Number: ED403001
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Students Enrolled in College Preparatory Courses, Fall Semester 1995.
Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
A study was conducted at Florida's Saint Petersburg Junior College to determine the characteristics (i.e., age, ethnicity, and residency) and success rates of college preparatory students enrolled in remedial classes during fall 1995. Data were analyzed by course within the subject areas of mathematics, reading, and English, while comparisons were also made to data for students college-wide. Study findings included the following: (1) the percentage of students 24 years or under in college preparatory classes was greater than their percentage in the total population, with approximately three-fourths of the students in remedial reading and English classes under 24; (2) the percentage of white students in preparatory classes was less than their percentage of college-wide credit student enrollment, while the percentages of Black and Hispanic students were greater; (3) from 84.4% to 88.1% of the students in all college preparatory classes were local residents, consistent with the college-wide unduplicated headcount; (4) fewer students college-wide received a grade of "F" or withdrew than remedial students, while credit students were more likely to receive incomplete grades. Data tables showing the age and ethnicity, residency, financial aid status, and grades of students enrolled in college preparatory courses in the three subject areas are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Petersburg Junior Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.