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ERIC Number: ED178123
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: 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