ERIC Number: ED208904
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jun
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Non-Transfer, Academic Students from the British Columbia Community Colleges: Technical Report.
Jones, Gordon; And Others
The follow-up study described in this report was initiated to determine the objectives and goal attainment of students who were enrolled in academic programs at one of British Columbia's 14 community colleges in fall 1978, but were not enrolled in a community college or university in fall 1979. After providing historical background, the introductory section lists study objectives, which included monitoring participation patterns, identifying students' original reasons for attending college, determining the extent to which their objectives were attained, and developing a long-range follow-up program. Next, discussion of study methodology is provided. The report continues with a description of the study population, covering the total, target, and sample populations; return rates for the survey instrument; respondent characteristics; and problems encountered. Next, study findings, based on a 50% return rate from the 8,000 students in the sample population, are detailed and analyzed in terms of enrollment patterns, reasons for college attendance and discontinuance, current activities, employment, assessment of college experience, and student comments. Finally, the report discusses the study's implications with respect to its objectives and in terms of the College Academic Program, the commonly-held image of the community college student, and the community college role. Appendices provide further detail of responses, the questionnaire, and other information related to study methodology and results. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Academic Persistence, Attendance Patterns, College Role, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Enrollment Influences, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.; Academic Council of British Columbia, Victoria.
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Research Council, Vancouver.
Identifiers: British Columbia