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ERIC Number: ED026954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968-Nov
Pages: 34
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How Many Graduate.
Max, Pearl
The college careers of freshmen entering Fall 1960 day sessions at City, Brooklyn, Hunter and Queens Colleges of City University were studied to ascertain how many succeeded in attaining a college degree, how many dropped out, and why. Of the 7,848 freshmen admitted at the 4 colleges, 48% graduated within 4 years and 71% within 7 years from the college they entered as freshmen. Of those who had not graduated, 180 were still enrolled, 557 requested transfer to another college, 693 were dropped for poor scholarship or left college while on probation, and 886 withdrew for other reasons. City College had the highest percentage of students still enrolled and of those who left without scholarship difficulty, and Queens College had the highest percentage of transferees. The highest number of students dropped for poor scholarship or left while on probation were from Hunter College . A questionnaire followup of freshmen entering Brooklyn and Queens Colleges in 1960 but who left before graduation revealed that 79% of the students in this group received degrees within 7 years from colleges entered as freshmen or from other colleges, 3% were still enrolled and 1% planned to enroll. Entering freshmen in 1960 were among the top 15% of all high school graduates in New York City, yet about 1 in 5 were college dropouts. A pilot project is underway at City University to determine why such students withdraw from college and what can be done to help them. The report also compares data at City University with comparable data at 3 other public universities. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY.