ERIC Number: ED440706
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-15
Reference Count: N/A
Repeated Course Enrollments.
This report resents tables of repeated course enrollment data in Florida community colleges for the fall 1993 cohort. Overall, the percent of repeats in college preparatory courses was greater than that of college credit courses. Within ICS codes, the highest percentage of credit repeat enrollments was in mathematics; the second highest was in letters. The four major ethnic groups--white, black, Hispanic, and "other"--are also compared. They were very similar in their patterns of repeating courses with no more than five percentage points difference in the percent of courses taken the first time. This same relationship held for college preparatory courses. Hispanics and "others" had an average of almost three more credit courses after three years than either whites or blacks. Based upon this analysis, the major ethnic groups among community college students are moving through the system with a fairly similar pattern of course repetition. Overall, about one in five college preparatory enrollments are course repeats. That proportion decreases to slightly over one in ten for credit enrollments. However, the pace of progression toward an award is basically half-time or less with the average number of courses per group ranging from 15.0 to 11.5 for the three-year tracking period. Most repeats are in the required areas of mathematics and English. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida