ERIC Number: ED412991
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
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An Assessment of Community College of Philadelphia's Effectiveness in Preparing Students for Transfer and Employment. Institutional Research Report No. 92.
The second in a series of institutional research reports that demonstrate the role the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) plays in supporting the educational needs of the community, this report highlights some of the opportunities and benefits that students accrue from their enrollment at the College. CCP provides the community with affordable, nondiscriminatory access to higher education; 37% of 1995 graduates said they would have been unable to participate in higher education without the College. Main reasons for enrollment included preparation for new employment, educational transfer, personal interest and general education, basic skills development, and strengthening of existing employment skills, and CCP provides programs in business, liberal arts, allied health, science and technology, and the social sciences to meet those needs. In 1995, 50% of CCP graduates transferred successfully within a year, exceeding the state-wide community college transfer rate of 38.6%. Most of the College's transfer students enroll at a college within the Philadelphia region, particularly Temple University, with high rates of academic success. The majority of CCP career program graduates successfully achieve their employment objectives; in 1995, 52.4% found a new job and 88% were working in a field directly related to their studies. Students expressed a very high degree of satisfaction with their CCP education and the role it played in achieving their transfer and career goals. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.