ERIC Number: ED417768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Associate Degree Three-Year Graduation Rates: Fall 94 to Spring 97.
Hamilton, John M.
Georgia's Gainesville College (GC) conducted a study to determine the associate degree three-year graduation rates from Fall 1994 to Spring 1997. In 1994, the majority of entering students were white non-Hispanic; almost all of the graduates studied were in this race category. Graduation rates were calculated for full-time and part-time students and broken down by gender, self-declared race/ethnicity, and whether students earned the associate degree at GC within three years. In addition, data was collected on those who transferred from GC to another two-year college or to a senior college/university. Findings indicated that about one in five of the first-time, full-time students who entered GC in 1994 received an associate degree by the spring of 1997. Fifty-four students received an associate degree from GC within three years, while the remaining 25 completed their degree program in only 2 years. Furthermore, full-time students had higher graduation rates than part-time students, and females had higher rates than males. The study confirmed that GC's graduation rate of 21% is superior to the average three-year graduation rate of 12.6% for two-year colleges within Georgia's university system. Tables of data are provided. (YKH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Associate Degrees, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Ethnic Groups, Full Time Students, Graduation, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Part Time Students, Sex Differences, Statistical Studies, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Gainesville Coll., GA. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.