ERIC Number: ED437999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov-19
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Characteristics of Students Who Successfully Complete Two-Year Degree Programs at an Urban, Historically Black, Community College.
Hammons, Lisa D.; Mathews, Jerry G.
This study looked at the graduation rates of an urban, historically black, comprehensive community college to compare success rates of students who took a remediation course with those students who took no remediation courses. Data were collected from 659 first time freshman enrolled at Bishop State Community College (AL). Chi-square tests were conducted and showed that ultimately, there was no significant dependent relationship between enrollment or nonenrollment in math and English remediation courses and program completion. The study also looked at how selected factors such as: (1) admission status; (2) age; (3) ASSET Tests; (4) receipt of financial aid; (5) gender; (6) race; and (7) enrollment status influence grade point averages. Of these factors, it was found that program completion, age of students, and race emerged as statically significant predicators of the cumulative grade point average. Non-traditional aged students and nonminority students received higher grade point averages. Financial aid, enrollment status, and degree completion were not a factor in grade point average. A broad historical overview of the community college system and Black education is included in the paper. (Contains 61 references.) (AF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Alabama