ERIC Number: ED419568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Whatever Happened to the Class of 1994? A Three-Year Longitudinal Study of Traditional Freshmen Entering Frederick Community College in the Fall 1994 Semester.
Holton, James M.
Traditional freshmen, or first-time students who enter college immediately after graduating high school, represent the largest identifiable group of students within Frederick Community College's (FCC) student body. They are afforded a considerable amount of resources from college staff, and for them the college follows various measurements of college-readiness, academic success, retention, graduation, and transfer success. Often, when members of the community and others unfamiliar with the diverse nature of community college enrollment draw conclusions about the quality of students who attend FCC and the measures of outcomes success, they focus on the aspects of these traditional students. Their success is viewed by many in the community as a vital means of assessing FCC's institutional effectiveness. In order to add to the knowledge base surrounding its traditional freshmen, FCC conducted this three-year longitudinal study on the 494 high school graduates who enrolled for the fall 1994 semester. Its focus was on the relationship between enrollment and successful completion of required developmental courses and retention, attrition, and the attainment of certain measurable outcomes. Contains 52 data tables and eight graphs. (EMH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, College Preparation, College Role, College Students, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Enrollment, High School Graduates, Organizational Effectiveness, School Community Relationship, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Frederick Community Coll., MD.