ERIC Number: ED441528
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jan-27
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Prior Year High School Graduates in the Florida Community College System (FCCS).
The One Florida Plan proposes that the State University System (SUS) admit any public high school graduate who: (1) is in the top 20 percent of his or her class; and (2) has completed the 19 credits required for admission. This report examines which 1997-98 high school graduates attending the Florida Community College System (FCCS) in 1998-99 would be eligible for SUS admission under the One Florida Plan. The purpose of the study was to examine who would be impacted by any admissions changes under the new plan. About 16 percent of the 1997-98 graduating class met the 2 admissions requirements. Ethnic differences were evident as 35 percent of Asian students met the criteria, compared to 20 percent of White and Indian students, 11 percent of Hispanic students, and 7 percent of Black students. Twenty percent of females met the requirements, compared to 12 percent of males. Of graduates attending the FCCS in 1998-99, 12 percent met the admissions criteria. Sixty-three percent of FCCS students had completed the required 19 credits, and these students were less likely to require remedial courses. Eighty-eight percent of students who took dual enrollment courses in high school completed the nineteen credits and 45 percent were in the top 20 percent of their high school classes. (RDG)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.