ERIC Number: ED044100
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Student Dropouts from Vocationally Oriented Business Programs at Nassau Community College. Final Report.
Morgenstein, Melvin; Strongin, Harriet
With the announcement in 1964 by the New York State Regents that all 2-year colleges within the state system would be comprehensive, Nassau Community College expanded its offerings to include business career programs. Because of this commitment, the college decided to examine student attrition in the business program. A general review of the literature suggests that remedying certain problem areas in community colleges might reduce their high attrition rates. With these possibilities in view, Nassau Community College proceeded to identify the reasons for dropouts from various business programs. Data were collected from school records and a questionnaire (included in an appendix) and interviews were conducted with the heads of business departments at eight other community colleges. Combining these data, the authors present findings, conclusions, and recommendations for such questions as admission criteria for business students as compared with other freshmen, performance of students with or without business courses in high school, reasons for going to college, schools to which business students transferred, and job placement after attending Nassau. Tables are used to explain the findings. Other tables are included in the appendices. (RC)
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Authoring Institution: Nassau Community Coll., Garden City, NY.
Identifiers: New York