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ERIC Number: ED038976
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-May
Pages: 34
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A Study of Student Attrition: Part I.
Greive, Donald E.
This report is the initial part of a 2-year study investigating first-year student attrition at Cuyahoga Community College (CCC). Of 388 students entering CCC in the fall of 1968, but not enrolling in the subsequent spring quarter, 146 (38%) supplied data on which the following results are based. A check of respondents' characteristics showed them to be representative of the whole group of non-returning students. After calculating an attrition rate of 20% from administrative records, a comparison of major reasons for leaving against grade point average (GPA) attained indicated the following: of the 23% leaving to enter military service and 14% accepting full-time employment, 83% had less than a 2.00 GPA; and, of the 19% transferring to another college, 91% had better than a 2.00 GPA. Only 5% "discovered college [was] not for me." (JO)
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Authoring Institution: Cuyahoga Community Coll., Cleveland, OH.
Identifiers: OHIO