ERIC Number: ED156240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Nonreturning Students Data Summary--1975-76. Tex-SIS FOLLOW-UP; Postsecondary Student Follow-up Management Information Systems. Monograph 7.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
A total of 3,254 nonreturning occupational/technical and university transfer/academic students responded to a series of surveys conducted throughout Texas during fall 1976 as part of the Tex-SIS (Student Information System) Follow-up System. Information on college majors, education goals, reasons for not re-enrolling, satisfaction with educational experiences, instruction and student services ratings, student employment or educational status, relevancy of college courses, and credit hours accepted by transfer institutions was collected. Of respondents, 43% had been university transfer and 38% occupational majors; 24% fully and 55% partially completed their goals. Among occupational students, the most important reasons for not re-enrolling were conflicting job hours (16%), financial problems (14%), and completion of needed courses (14%). Among transfer students, 22% transferred, 21% completed needed courses, and 12% cited conflicting job hours as their reason for not returning. For all majors, 33% were very satisfied and 48% satisfied with their college experiences. Students generally rated instruction and student services highly (from 3.5 to 4.2 on a 0-5 scale). Fifty-three percent of students were working and 22% continuing their education. Only 25% of occupational students felt college courses were directly related to their employment, while 41% felt they bore no relationship. (TR)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Community Colleges, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Technical Education, Terminal Students, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Identifiers: Project FOLLOW UP; Tex SIS Followup Services; Texas; Texas Student Followup Information System