ERIC Number: ED178123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Nonreturning Students Data Summary--1976-77. Tex-SIS Follow-up; Postsecondary Student Follow-up Management Information System. Monograph 10.
Hall, Toni; Reed, Jim
A total of 2,782 nonreturning occupational and transfer students responded to a series of surveys conducted by 13 Texas community colleges during fall 1977 as part of the Tex-SIS (Student Information System) Follow-up System. Information on college majors, educational goals, reasons for not re-enrolling, satisfaction with college experience, instructional and student services ratings, employment or educational status, relevancy of college courses, and credit hours transferred was collected. Of respondents, 59% had been occupational/technical majors and 24% had been university transfer/academic majors; 24% fully and 56% partially completed their goals. Among occupational students, the most important reasons for not re-enrolling were conflicting job hours (18%), completion of needed courses (15%), and financial problems (11%). Among transfer students, 33% transferred to another college, 20% completed needed courses, and 7% cited conflicting job hours as their reason for not re-enrolling. For all majors, 83% were satisfied or very satisfied with their educational experience. Highlights of the study are graphically presented in the report and summarized data are provided in a manner to facilitate the comparison of information from individual colleges with statewide results. Blank forms are provided and the survey instrument is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), State Surveys, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Tables (Data), Technical Education, Terminal Students, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; 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