ERIC Number: ED442485
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr-6
Reference Count: N/A
A Comparison of Native Award Rate and Total Award Rate by Program Area. Data Trend 10.
This report provides information on the relationship between the number of students who complete a program of study at their original institution and the number who complete their program at any Florida Community College System institution. The report looks at two types of completion rates: the rate derived by considering only completions at the entering institution is labeled the Native Award Rate; while the rate based upon all completions is labeled the Total Award Rate. An additional aim of this report was to provide information by initial programmatic intent. The cohort used in this study includes first-time-in-college and dual enrollment students who were award-seeking in fall 1993. The Native Award Rate for full-time students with an initial intent of an Associate in Arts degree was 23.3%. This rate increased to 25.3% for the Total Award Rate. The part-time results were 8.2% for Native Rate and 9.5% for Total Rate. Students seeking an Associate in Science degree had a Native Award Rate of 16.8% for full-time and 7.9% for part-time. The Total Award Rates were 17.7% and 8.9%, respectively. All of the selected characteristics appear to impact completion rates. Students with an initial intent of a certificate were completing at almost twice the rate of those students whose initial intent was a degree. The difference between Native and Total rates was fairly small at the system level, but, as the attached charts indicate, the difference for some colleges was significant. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Florida State Board of Community Colleges, Tallahassee.