ERIC Number: ED057771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Dec
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California Community College Stopouts: A Comparison of the Three Nor Cal-CCHE Follow-Up Studies.
Kester, Donald L.
This paper reports the results of a major research effort by the Northern California Cooperative Research Group (Nor Cal) and the Coordinating Council for Higher Education (CCHE) in California to study junior college attrition. This study differs from the original Nor Cal attrition study in that it was designed to follow up those students who completed one or more terms before withdrawing (stopouts) as opposed to those students withdrawing during their first term (dropouts). The research design for the three Nor Cal-CCHE follow-up studies involved sending a questionnaire (included in the appendix) to stopouts completing only one, two, or three terms. The characteristics of the three groups of stopouts are compared and their similarities and differences are discussed. The stopouts perceived two areas as needing improvement: (1) increasing financial aid to a larger proportion of those who need it; and (2) developing a more realistic view of responsibility in career education. (NF)
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Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Academic Facilities.
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Note: Report of a research study conducted jointly by the California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento, and the Northern California Community College Research Group