ERIC Number: ED423918
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
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)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Annual Reports, Articulation (Education), Certification, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Grades (Scholastic), Instructional Effectiveness, Outcomes of Education, School Holding Power, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Evaluation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.