ERIC Number: ED037218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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A Profile of Non-Persisting Students: A Description of Educational Goals and Achievements, Activities, and Perceptions of Non-Graduates, Spring 1969. Research Report No. 3.
Snyder, Fred A.; Blocker, Clyde E.
This report is the third in a series of studies conducted to provide information about the characteristics, achievements, perceptions, and activities of current and former students of Harrisburg Area Community College. Included is a description of matriculants who have discontinued their attendance without having earned an associate degree or certificate. Findings were examined according to certain demographic, academic, and achievement characteristics of the respondents who were asked to rate each of 13 possible reasons for withdrawing from the college. Approximately 30% of the students indicated positive reasons (their objectives had been completed); about 25% indicated negative reasons (there were barriers to continuance); and about 50% indicated neutral reasons. The four most frequently specified reasons were (1) to attend another college, (2) to enter the armed services, (3) to become employed, and (4) objectives completed. (Author/MC)
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Authoring Institution: Harrisburg Area Community Coll., PA.