ERIC Number: ED229069
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jul
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Students Withdrawing from On-Campus Programs at Calhoun Community College, 1981-82.
Maples, Catherine C.; Owings, Thomas G.
In 1982, a study was conducted at Calhoun State Community College (CSCC) to determine causes of student withdrawal and factors influencing re-enrollment. Questionnaires were administered to 985 individuals who withdrew from on-campus programs during the 1981-82 academic year; of these, 37 were returned by mail and 254 were completed in person or during telephone interviews. The study revealed that: (1) only 13.7% of the respondents saw a counselor prior to their decision to withdraw; (2) 25.4% withdrew after their first quarter at CSCC and 16.5% withdrew after their second quarter; (3) 51.9% indicated that they were attending CSCC to earn a degree or diploma, and 25.4% had planned to take a few courses and transfer; (4) 27.8% were enrolled in one course and 18.9% in two courses the quarter they withdrew; (5) 26.5% of the respondents chose "other" as their reason for withdrawing (e.g., moving, transferring to another school, and medical reasons), while 2l.6% indicated "personal/family problems," and 14.8% cited "change in work hours"; (6) the primary barriers to re-enrollment were essentially the same as the reasons given for withdrawal; (7) 66% planned to re-enroll at CSCC; and (8) of the respondents, 52.9% were female, 47.4% were working full-time, 87.3% were white, 46.7% were between the ages of 20 and 29, 54% were single, and 69.4% were receiving financial aid. The survey instrument is included. (DAB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Calhoun State Community College AL
Note: Paper presented at the Regional Meeting of the Southern Association of Community College Researchers (Nashville, TN, July 26-28, 1982).