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As a result of research indicating that the dual enrollment (DE) students at Florida's community colleges experience problems upon transferring to state universities, Pensacola Junior College (PJC) and Tallahassee Community College (TCC) conducted follow-up studies of DE students. PJC examined outcomes for students who successfully completed DE English and western civilization courses who transferred to the University of West Florida (UWF), while TCC focused on all students registered in DE courses in fall 1990, 1991, and 1992 who transferred to Florida State University (FSU). Major findings included the following: (1) four of six former PJC students with UWF grade point averages below 2.0 had earned "C's" in one or both of their DE English courses; (2) the 1990 cohort of former TCC students at FSU were 56% female and 77% white, while for the 1992 cohort the percentages had risen to 75% female and 83% white; (3) overall, the former TCC students who had taken DE courses earned higher grades than students who had not in both English and literature courses at FSU; and (4) DE students at TCC also performed better than non-DE students in English and western civilization courses at the college. Nine tables of data are included. (TGI)

Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Acceleration (Education), College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Dual Enrollment, Grade Point Average, Program Effectiveness, Two Year Colleges

Author: Windham, Patricia

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=12501&id=ED398950

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