ERIC Number: ED441525
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep-25
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Career Benchmarks by Ethnicity.
In spite of the impressive gains in the total number of awards earned by minority students, a comparison of the percentage distribution of the major ethnic groups at different points in an academic career shows that not all groups are progressing consistently. This report on the academic outcomes of students in the Florida Community College System focuses on a comparison of White, Black, and Hispanic student outcomes. Dual enrollment has the largest percentage concentration of white students of any benchmark considered. The distribution of First Time in College (FTIC) students closely mirrors both previous year high school graduates and the state as a whole. The non-degree seeking and non-credit groups of students are predominantly white. The high percentage of blacks in non-credit courses is consistent with the high percentage of blacks receiving vocational credit certificates (VCC). The black percentage for VCC is higher than for any other type of award. The percentage of white students receiving credit-based awards is consistently higher than the percentage of white FTIC students, freshmen or sophomore. Only for College Credit Certificates (CCC) is the percent less than the percentage in the credit enrollment categories. The percentage of awards earned by black students consistently increases as one moves from the Associate of Art to the Associate of Science to the CCC to the VCC. This trend is exactly the opposite for Hispanic students. Overall, Whites and Asians tend to increase or maintain their percentages in the degree process, while Blacks and Hispanics lose ground. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.