ERIC Number: ED409060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
RSC Continuing Education (Non-Credit) Students Who Matriculate to RSC College Credit Coursework, June 1997. Fifth Edition.
Since fall 1994, California's Rancho Santiago College (RSC) has regularly conducted studies to identify former continuing education (CE) students currently enrolled in credit courses and to determine their academic progress. The four sets of tables in this report provide data as of fall 1996 on former CE students' characteristics, persistence to subsequent semesters, test scores, and grades. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 806 former CE students matriculated in fall 1996; (2) 45% of these students were Latino and another 35% were Asian; (3) 56% had completed between 11 and 30 units, 35% had completed between 1 and 10 units, and fully 18% had completed no units; (4) of the 453 former CE students who were new to credit courses in spring 1996, 49% persisted to fall 1996; (5) for the 1,045 former CE students who took composition assessment tests between fall 1993 and fall 1996, 76% were placed into the lowest level English course; (6) former CE students comprised 6% of the college credit enrollment in fall 1996 and accounted for 24,658 course enrollments over the 7 semesters between fall 1993 and fall 1996; and (7) 64% of these 24,658 credit enrollments resulted in a passing or credit grade. (HAA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA. Office of Research, Planning, and Resource Development.