ERIC Number: ED481383
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-May
Reference Count: N/A
VCCS Student Outcomes.
McHewitt, Earl; Taylor, Garry
This document discusses the recent measures of VCCS student outcomes by focusing on three areas: (1) graduation rate; (2) retention rate; and (3) further study or employment rate after graduation. The document provides definitions for the following five terms as they are used in the study: (1) Fall to Spring retention; (2) Fall to Fall retention; (3) graduation rates; (4) graduation transfer rate; and (5) graduate employment rate. It also contains tables comparing data from all 23 community colleges that make up the VCCS. The period studied begins in the fall of 1995 and ends in the fall of 2001. Some of the key findings of the report are as follows: (1) there has been an increase in retention rates in 2000 and 2001 academic years; (2) between-year retention is also increasing again after holding steady following several consecutive increases in the early 90s; (3) after several year of declining rates for students who began study in the early 90s, completion rates for recent entering classes are now stable; (4) there was an increase in the number of students who completed transfer programs in the 2001-02 academic year; and (5) within one year of finishing their studies, two thirds of graduates are employed by businesses in Virginia. (MZ)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropout Rate, Employment, Employment Potential, Graduates, Graduation, Graduation Rate, School Holding Power, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.vccs.edu/vccsasr/Research/outcomes_03_rrs%20.pdf.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia Community Coll. System, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia