ERIC Number: ED481310
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun
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Colorado Community College System Analysis of Fall 2001 Applicants.
Thompson, Kimberly; Waterous, Frank; Delaney, George
This document discusses the results of a study completed by the Colorado Community College System in 2001-2002, which analyzed community college applicants. The data was collected in order to aid in enrollment management, scheduling, advising, and other policy decision-making. The applicants were kept representative of the available population in terms of gender, age, and ethnicity. Half of the applicants were employed at least part time and 40% stated a desire to transfer to a four-year college at some point. The following are some of the key findings of the report: (1) results revealed significant differences among applicants and enrolled students along every demographic variable; (2) statistical differences were found among students who were enrolled for fall 2001 and those that were retained from fall to spring 2002; (3) students enroll for more credit hours during the spring semester than during fall semester; and (4) 65% of fall 2001 applicant enrolled during the fall 2001 or spring 2002 semesters but only 35% of these applicants enrolled for both the fall and spring semesters. Based on these findings, the authors recommend that further research should be done in order to find out why more students are not being retained and to determine changes that might be needed for both the fall and the spring semesters. Contains 4 appendices and numerous tables and graphs. (MZ)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Community Colleges, Competitive Selection, Retention (Psychology), School Holding Power, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.cccs.edu/Docs/POPLAR/2001_Applicant_Analysis_Report.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado