ERIC Number: ED042974
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
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Patterns of Student Attendance, 1964-65--1967-68.
Using official records and two sample surveys, this longitudinal study analyzed patterns of attendance and persistence among University of Minnesota General Extension Division evening class (EC) students. They tended to be young (under 30), male, and married. Roughly half each year were new to the university as well as to the evening classes. About 35% of the EC students registered only once; and 31% for two quarters or a year. The rest attended intermittently. Those with day and evening classes registered more persistently and intermittently over the years than "EC only" students. More than 72% of all EC students had had some college; over 27% held degrees (mainly from the University of Minnesota). Degree holders included 13% with baccalaureates and 14% with graduate degrees or some graduate work. Most EC students (70-75%) either attended evening classes only, or combined day and evening study to gain a degree and/or certificate. Relatively few pursued combinations involving summer sessions or independent study. (LY)
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Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Extension Div.