ERIC Number: ED030416
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
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A Contrast Between the "Successful" and "Dropout" Student at Yakima Valley College.
Rice, Gary A.; Scofield, William
This project attempted to determine whether any characteristics of the dropout differ significantly from those who successfully complete their program of study, and attempted to describe the "typical" Yakuma Valley College full-time student over the past five years. Criteria for "success" were any of the following: (1) transfer to another institution of higher education (regardless of performance there), (2) completion of 85 quarter hours in two years with a GPA of 1.75 or better, or (3) completion of 60 vocational credit hours with a GPA of 1.75 or better. The descriptive characteristics from 21 predictor variables provided a composite profile of a typical YVC student. The most outstanding findings were the percentage values for the "success" criteria: 9.2% transferred, 23.4% completed 85 quarter hours, and 1.3% completed 60 vocational hours, leaving 66% of the full-time students classified as dropouts. In addition, sex, high school GPA, declared major, proximity to YVC, and father's occupation were found to differentially predict at the .05 level between groups, and father's and mother's education were of borderline significance. (Author/MC)
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Sponsor: Washington State Board for Community Coll. Education, Olympia.
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