ERIC Number: ED445744
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Matriculation on Students at City College of San Francisco.
Examines if the matriculation services offered by City College of San Francisco (California), including orientation, counseling, and assessment, were making a difference in the success and/or retention of students. Seeks answers to three questions using data gathered on students' participation in the matriculation process: (1) are students required to go through the matriculation process actually participating in the service; (2) do matriculation services provided improve students' success and/or retention during their first semester; and (3) are there significant differences in student characteristics between students who receive matriculation services and those who do not? Finds that more than 23% of the fall 1995 students were not listed in the matriculation extract. Matriculation services were found to have a positive effect on students if they were taking more than nine units; they also end up taking classes that fit their ability. Students receiving matriculation services tend to get more "B,""C," and "D" grades. Non-participating students have more grade extremes ("A" and "F"). Students who took nine or fewer units and did not receive matriculation services had a slightly higher GPA than those who did receive services. Student age is significantly related to whether a student received matriculation services. Significant differences were found among racial and ethnic groups. Discusses implications and future research. (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Research, Planning and Grants.