ERIC Number: ED188716
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Analysis of Persistence After Six Semesters: Fall 1974, Fall 1975, Fall 1976 Entering Students.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Data from the seven Hawaii community colleges were examined to determine the persistence patterns of students entering the system in Fall 1974, Fall 1975, and Fall 1976 after six semesters. Students were classified as: (1) non-persisters, i.e., those who attended one semester only; (2) moderate persisters, i.e., those who attended two or more continuous semesters (but fewer than six); (3) stop-outs, i.e., those who attended two or more non-consecutive semesters; (4) extreme persisters, i.e., those who attended six successive semesters at the campus they entered; and (5) graduates, i.e., those who earned a certificate or associate degree. In addition, data were collected and analyzed on students' sex, entry age, marital status, high school background, entry status, educational objectives, program of study during last semester in attendance, full- or part-time status, average semester hours attempted, cumulative grade point average, and cumulative credit completion ratio. Summary findings demonstrate similar patterns of persistence among the three entry groups. Moderate persisters comprised approximately 40% of each group, followed by non-persisters (25%), graduates (14%), extreme persisters (10%), and stop-outs (9%). Data tables illustrate statewide data. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Age, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Educational Background, Females, Full Time Students, Grade Point Average, Majors (Students), Males, Married Students, Part Time Students, Single Students, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.
Identifiers: Hawaii; Stop Outs
Note: Table 3 has been deleted except for state totals. Pages 10-21 have been deleted due to irreproducibility