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Institutional and Program Planning Research Brief, v6 n1-7 1996

Produced between July 1996 and June 1997, the seven research briefs collected in this document highlight findings from institutional research conducted at Florida's St. Petersburg Junior College (SPJC). The reports cover the following topics: (1) student retention between fall 1995 and spring 1996, finding that part-time students and those between 25 and 35 years of age were less likely than other students to return; (2) 1994-95 graduate attitudes, reporting that 90.7% rated their overall preparation for work or school after SPJC as good, very good, or excellent; (3) the attitudes of employers of 1994-95 SPJC graduates, indicating that they were generally very satisfied with the graduates' preparation; (4) enrollment for fall 1996 compared to fall 1995, showing an 8.7% decrease in credit headcount enrollment; (5) characteristics of students enrolled in college preparatory classes compared to the general student population in fall 1995, indicating that the majority of remedial students were 24 or younger and that Hispanic students were overrepresented in remedial courses compared to their representation in the entire student population; (6) statewide enrollment and graduation trends compared to trends at SPJC, finding that SPJC trends generally mirrored statewide trends; and (7) a comparison of 1995-96 and 1990-91 SPJC graduates, indicating that more graduates from 1995-96 had participated in remedial programs than those from 1990-91. (BCY)

Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Minority Groups, School Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges

Author: Fischer, Susanne E.


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