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In November 1994, a study was conducted at Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC), in Florida, to determine outcomes after 1 year for first-time-in-college students who began in fall 1992. Specifically, the study sought to determine the percent of first-time students continuing enrollment at MDCC beyond their first year, the effect of student readiness for college on outcomes, and the highest level course in which students who left earned credit. Findings included the following: (1) 8,359 first-time students seeking a degree enrolled at M-DCC in fall 1992; (2) 70% of all degree-seeking students continued enrollment beyond the first year; (3) 22% left with credits earned, while the remaining 8% left with no credits earned; (4) 34% of the non-degree students continued past their first year, while 48% left with credits earned; (5) the continuation rate varied based on readiness for college, with only 68% of the college preparatory and 63% of students lacking English language proficiency continuing after the first year, compared to 83% of the college-ready students; (6) for degree-seeking students who left, 58% had earned through 1000 level courses and 12% through 2000 level courses; and (7) for students lacking English language proficiency, 37% of those who left had earned credit in college preparatory English as a Second Language only and 42% had reached college-level English skills. (Includes tables of findings by student readiness-level and MDCC campus.) (KP)

Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Preparation, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Outcomes of Education, Remedial Programs, School Holding Power, School Readiness, Two Year Colleges

Autor: Morris, Cathy


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