ERIC Number: ED245613
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-May
Reference Count: 0
Re-entry Student Survey: Office of Women's Services, The Ohio State University. Preliminary Report. ASHE 1984 Annual Meeting Paper.
Blanshan, Sue A.; And Others
Results of a survey to determine the needs of reentry students at Ohio State University are presented. Reentry students are defined as being 4 or more years older than their class-level peers. Questionnaire responses from 210 students are analyzed. Information is provided on the following student characteristics: sex and age, family background, educational background, and employment experience. Attention is also directed to: reasons that reentry interrupted their formal education, reasons for reentry to school, reasons for enrolling at Ohio State University, financing reentry education, needs of male and female reentry students, male and female student problems, and student support services. Findings include the following: more reentry students are women than men, male reentry students are younger than female reentry students, 50 percent are enrolled in undergraduate programs and 38 percent are enrolled in graduate programs, 75 percent are employed, the vast majority are enrolled because of career/professional development needs, reentry students are relatively low in usage of support services, and undergraduate reentry student satisfaction with academic advising is varied. Appendices include statistical results and a questionnaire. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: ASHE Annual Meeting; Ohio State University
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (Chicago, IL, March 12-14, 1984).