ERIC Number: ED030814
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
A Study to Determine the Dropout Rate and the Reasons Why Academically-Able Students Withdrew From the University of Wyoming during the Period, The Beginning of Fall Semester 1963 to the Beginning of Fall Semester 1964.
Mullally, Robert R.
A study was made of the total undergraduate dropout rate at the University of Wyoming for the 1963-64 school year, personal and background characteristics of academically able dropouts, reasons for discontinuance, plans for continuing formal education, the number of dropouts transferring to other institutions of higher educations and their reasons for transfer, and the attitudes of academically able dropouts toward certain university services and facilities. Student personnel files and 238 questionnaires returned by dropouts who withdrew in good academic standing were among the sources of data. These were among the conclusions and findings: (1) withdrawals were most frequent at the end of the freshman year and among students under 20; (2) about half the dropouts transferred to other institutions; (3) lack of financial resources was the leading reason for withdrawal; (4) dropouts were generally happy with the teaching, campus instructional and recreational facilities, and library services and facilities, but not with community recreational facilities, study conditions in residence halls, opportunities to choose elective courses, or counseling assistance. (author/ly)
Descriptors: College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate, Educational Background, Grades (Scholastic), Housing, Investigations, Marital Status, Occupations, Recreational Facilities, Services, Socioeconomic Background, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Students, Tuition
Library, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82070
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Univ., Laramie.