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ERIC Number: ED156240
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Pages: 43
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Reference Count: 0
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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)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
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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