ERIC Number: ED028702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Some Further Reflections on No Show. A Report of Additional Findings Concerning Students Who Were Admitted but Did Not Enter WSU-Stevens Point, Fall, 1968.
Clements, William H.
Institutional Research and Studies, v3 n6 Jan 1969
The report, "Why They Don't Show in September" analyzed the findings of a questionnaire sent to students who had been admitted to the Wisconsin State University at Stevens Point but failed to enroll in the fall. One major question left unanswered in the earlier study concerned 223 high school graduates who indicated that Stevens Point had been their first choice at the time they applied. A report of additional findings compares the characteristics of this group with the "no shows" for whom Stevens Point was NOT a first choice when they applied: It was learned that 60 of the 95 persons not enrolled in any college had chosen Stevens Point, so it can be expected that many of these young people still plan to enroll at the University. Proportionately greater numbers than expected of students rating Stevens Point first choice enrolled at the University of Wisconsin and branch colleges, in out-of-state colleges and in technical and specialized schools. Fewer than expected enrolled at Wisconsin state universities and other state colleges. Financial problems and change of major appeared to be the most important reasons why students who had preferred Stevens Point chose another school. Applicants who had preferred Stevens Point but did not enroll anywhere cited marriage and the decision to go to work as the most significant reasons. (JS)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Univ., Stevens Point.
Identifiers: University of Wisconsin; Wisconsin (Stevens Point)