Report of Achieving the Dream Data Team. January 11 , 2008. Contents. Demographics of the selected courses Age Ethnicity Gender EFC Fall 2006 AtD cohort demographics Age Ethnicity Gender Course Load EFC. Methodology.
Report of Achieving the DreamData Team January 11 ,2008
Contents • Demographics of the selected courses • Age • Ethnicity • Gender • EFC • Fall 2006 AtD cohort demographics • Age • Ethnicity • Gender • Course Load • EFC
Methodology • Achieving the Dream (AtD) defines student success in a course as a grade of A, B, C, or S; students earning a grade of D, F, U or W are defined as unsuccessful. • 1000-level courses were selected by high enrollment (300 or greater) and high failure rates (30% or greater). • 2000-level courses were selected by high enrollment (100 or greater) and high failure rates (30% or greater) • All persistence and retention data is based on the ATD cohort, which includes all students who enter OCCC for the first-time in the fall semester.
Zero Level Demographics Course Findings • Nights, weekends, and online sections have a higher average age • Females comprise a higher percentage than males • Following findings for online sections • Whites/Caucasians comprise a higher percentage than other ethnic/racial groups • Hispanics/Latinos comprise a lower percentage than other ethnic/racial groups • Females make up approximately 2/3 of the population • The Lowest EFC bracket comprises approximately 2/3 of the total population • Basic Math has the highest average age of all zero classes • Math 0113 has the highest EFC average of all zero classes
1000 Level Demographics Course Findings • Nights, weekends, and online students have a higher average age • The Lowest EFC bracket makes up approximately 50% of the population in 1000 level courses • Females make up about 2/3 of the online and weekend populations • Females and males are more equally distributed • The average EFC for weekend classes is considerably lower than seen in other classes
2000 Level Demographics Course Findings • Higher average age than zero and 1000 levels • The age gap between night classes and day classes is larger • The Lowest and Highest EFC brackets are near even • 2000 level courses have a much higher average EFC • Males comprise a larger percentage than females • Exception is Statistics where Female % is higher • In MGMT 2053, the average age is lower for the 16 weeks than 8 weeks
All Course Levels Demographics • Course Demographics
AtD Fall 2006 Cohort Demographics • Compared to ALL Fall 2006 students: • Higher percentage males • Higher percentage 18 – 24 year olds • Slightly higher percentage of ethnic minorities • 10% more are full-time • Majority of AtD Fall 2006 students fall in one of two EFC groups: • 21.2% in $0 - $1,500 • 53.9% in Did Not Apply for Financial Aid
AtD Fall 2006 Cohort Persistence and Retention • Out of every 10 students in the AtD Fall 2006 Cohort: • 5 students persisted (enrolled in Spring 2007 classes) • 4 were successful in at least one Spring 2007 class • 3 were retained (enrolled in Fall 2007) • Males persisted and were retained at a slightly lower percentage than females
Comparison of AtD Falls 2004, 2005, and 2006 Cohort Demographics • Male to female ratio remains stable • Slight shift to higher age in Falls 2005 and 2006 • Lower percentage of full-time students in Falls 2005 and 2006 • Percentage of students who did not apply for financial aid increased in Fall 2006
AtD Fall 2006 Cohort Persistence and Retention • Asians, Hispanic/Latino, and Caucasian students persist, are retained, and are successful at a higher percentage than the overall AtD Fall 2006 Cohort • Full-time students persist, are retained, and are successful at a much higher percentage rate than part-time students • Student who did not apply for financial aid persist, are retained, and are successful at a much lower percentage than any other EFC group.
Comparison of AtD Falls 2004, 2005 and 2006 Persistence and Retention • Overall persistence and retention rates are declining • Persistence and retention rates for females are declining at a faster pace • Although students with an EFC of $0 - $1500 persist at a significantly higher percentage than the overall cohort (approximately 8 percentage points), the retention rates are lower than the cohort retention rate.
AtD Data Team Members • Alan Stringfellow • Brandi Henson • E.J. Warren • Harold Case • Joyce Morgan-Dees • Stephen Crynes • Yutika Kim