ERIC Number: ED172662
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-up Study of Students Who Withdrew from Oswego, 1974-75.
Students who withdrew from the State University of New York at Oswego during academic year 1974-1975 were surveyed to study the differences between them and their classmates who persisted. A sample of 52 students responded to questionnaires inquiring why they had chosen to attend Oswego, why they left early, and what their present educational plans or activities were. Characteristics of withdrawn students, showing major field of study, sex, class, grade point average (GPA), high school average, and responses to survey questions are tabulated. The results indicate that Oswego attracted substantial numbers of students who may not have intended to complete a bachelor's degree there. The average GPA of withdrawn students was 2.46, and female students left before graduation at a higher rate than male students. Only three in ten who withdrew expressed dissatisfaction with campus conditions as the main reason for leaving. Nearly eight out of every ten who left enrolled full-time at another college and 15 percent of those who left have returned to Oswego or intend to. It is suggested that from these findings the increased rate of withdrawal can be explained best by changes in the students. (BH)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Departments, Females, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, Persistence, Research Projects, School Holding Power, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Surveys, Trend Analysis, Undergraduate Students, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.
Identifiers: State University of New York Coll at Oswego; Student Retention