ERIC Number: ED416944
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Matriculation Services on Student Progress and Success at City College of San Francisco.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
The City College of San Francisco (CCSF) conducted a study on the participation in and effect of matriculation services for students in fall 1995. CCSF wanted to determine whether students were participating in these services, whether the services effected greater academic success, and whether students who did not participate in these services did as well as participants. Findings indicated that more than 23% of the students did not use matriculation services, and that younger Asian students were most likely to participate. Matriculation services, which include orientation, counseling, and assessment, were found to have a positive effect on students if they were taking more than nine units, yet students taking fewer units, and who did not seek services, had higher GPAs than those who did. Students receiving matriculation services tended to receive more mid-range grades, while non-participating students had more grade extremes (more A and F grades). The study concluded that a positive result of participating in matriculation services may be that students are guided toward courses that fit their level of ability; this may account for some of the grade differences found between participants and non-participants. However, further research is required to validate the study's findings. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Admission (School), Ancillary School Services, College Role, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Educational Assessment, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, School Orientation, Student Characteristics, Student Participation, Student Placement, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.