ERIC Number: ED479038
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
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Vocational-Technical High School Graduates That Attend Connecticut Community Colleges: Who Are They? Are They Successful?
Connecticut Community-Technical Coll., Hartford. Board of Trustees.
This paper describes the background characteristics, experiences and outcomes of Connecticut vocational-technical high school graduates that attend Connecticut Community Colleges and, where appropriate, compares them with graduates of Connecticut public comprehensive high schools. The sample for this study includes students who graduated from Connecticut vocational-technical high schools in the spring of 1999, 2000, and 2001 and attended community college in the fall semester of the same year. The comparison group includes peer equivalents from the comprehensive high schools. Using this definition, vocational-technical high school graduate enrollment has increased by 34% over the last three years. Comprehensive high school graduate enrollment has increased by 21% over the same time period. The proportion of men and women included in both groups is statistically similar (roughly 50% each). The vocational-technical high school graduates attending the community colleges include a larger percentage of minority students than the comprehensive high school graduates. Overall, part-time students from both groups tend to be older than the full-time students. For the vocational-technical high school group, there has been a steady increase in full-time community college enrollment since 1999. The data suggest that high school type is not related to future academic performance at the Connecticut Community Colleges. (RC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Connecticut Community-Technical Coll., Hartford. Board of Trustees.