ERIC Number: ED438004
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
High School Graduates Attending PVCC.
Head, Ronald B.
This study reports on the characteristics and academic performance of recent high school graduates attending Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC). The study found that the number of high school graduates in the PVCC service region increased by an average of 4.1% each year from 1994-99. The number of regional graduates is not a good predictor of enrollment at PVCC. An average of 330 (21.5%) of regional high school graduates enroll each year following graduation plus another 135 recent graduates from other high schools. The total number of recent graduates represent less than seven percent of the student body. Within four years of graduation, 35% or more of regional high school students enroll at PVCC. Service region graduates are more likely to require remediation and do not perform as well academically as other students. Report sections include: (1) Executive Summary; (2) Introduction; (3) High School Graduates within PVCC Service Region; (4) Service Region High School Graduates Attending PVCC; (5) Demographic Characteristics of Recent High School Graduates Attending PVCC; (6) College Characteristics of Recent High School Graduates Attending PVCC; (7) Academic Performance of Recent High School Graduates Attending PVCC; and (8) Conclusion. The appendix contains the RADDS/SAS program used to obtain data. Includes 17 tables and 12 figures. (RDG)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.