ERIC Number: ED465410
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-May
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Parameters of Multiple College Attendance.
Dillon, Paul H.
This is a report analyzing the multiple community college attendance patterns of students from nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District (California) from 1990-2000. The assessment utilizes the Multiple College Index (MCI), which is a measure based on the proportion of units a student earns at different colleges. The study collected data on 885,030 students. Of the total, only 540,064 (61%) successfully completed at least one course. Results showed that 14% of the 433,674 students who completed at least 10 units between 1990 and 2000 attended more than one college. Furthermore, 25% of the students who completed 60 or more units and earned an associate degree attended more than one college. The report revealed that no significant patterns existed between multiple college attendance and the age of students. African-American students were the only ethnic group to show an increased tendency to enroll in multiple colleges. Overall, single college attendance is still predominant in most students. The more units a student completes or desires to complete the more likely he or she will attend or need to attend more than one college. (MKF)
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, College Attendance, College Role, Community Colleges, Credit Courses, Dual Enrollment, Enrollment, Program Implementation, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.rpgroup.org/Publications/ConfProceedings-WorkshopPapers/39th-Conf-May-2001/39th-Conf-Papers/2Dillon.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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