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ERIC Number: ED423918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Pages: 14
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes Report.
Clagett, Craig A.
Prince George's Community College (PGCC) created a Student Outcomes Report in December 1996 that measures course completion, retention, student achievement, program completion, transfer, and certification. Findings indicated that though the course pass rate was 75%, individual course completion ranged from 44% to 100%. Divisional pass rates ranged from a low of 60% in Educational Development to a high of 94% in Health Technology. Retention rates suggest that one-fourth of the new students entering the college each fall fail to return for a second semester at PGCC. In terms of student achievement, 30% of the 1995 entering students had transferred or attained sophomore status in good academic standing 5 years after entry to PGCC. Low rates of program completion may be attributed to the majority part-time status and individual student conflicts. After 5 years, seven percent of the students had graduated, and only one percent had graduated within 2 years of entry to PGCC. Approximately one in eight students transfer to a 4-year school within 4 years, and about half achieve GPAs between 2.00-2.99. The highest pass rates for certification exams in 1995 were in radiography and respiratory therapy, while the lowest were in nuclear medicine and health information technology. (YKH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.