ERIC Number: ED440708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes: A Longitudinal Look at the Class of Fall 1993. Florida Community College System: Putting Minds To Work.
This study presents the results of a five-year longitudinal study of students in the Florida Community College System (FCCS). First-time entering students in fall 1993 were tracked through spring 1998. The study examined the numbers of students who earned awards, transferred to the state university system, remained enrolled in FCCS, and were employed in 1998. The 49,005 entering 1993 students were classified into five groups: degree seeking (77.1%), certificate seeking (7.7%), adult high school diploma (0.1%), no formal award (10.0%), and other (5.2%). By the end of the tracking period, the overall rate of earned degrees was 20.6 percent. The degree rates within categories were 21.8 percent for Associate of Arts (A.A.) degree-seeking students, 16.3 percent for Associate of Science (A.S.) degree-seeking students, 34.2 percent for certificate-seeking students, and 43.9 percent for high school diploma-seeking students. The overall transfer rate to state universities was 12.7 percent, mostly comprised of A.A.- and A.S.-seeking students. Approximately one-fourth of the 1993 cohort was still enrolled in FCCS in 1998, and the rate of employment for the cohort groups ranged from 56.1 percent to 65.9 percent. The outcomes of remedial students were related to number and type of subject area deficiencies in reading, writing, or math. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.
Identifiers - Location: Florida