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ERIC Number: ED046386
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 150
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The Community Junior College Experience as Perceived by Students Who Have Withdrawn.
Davis, Billy Hampton
This study attempts to deal with the pressing issues now confronting junior colleges through an investigation of the student's perception of his college experience. One hundred forty-one withdrawees who enrolled in fall 1967 as full-time, first-time freshmen in three Florida junior colleges were interviewed. They were found to be pragmatic, materialistic, and able to recognize higher education as one of the major prerequisites for upward mobility. They chose junior colleges for reasons of economics and convenience, and because they presented less of a threat than 4-year colleges. A sizeable minority did not have a positive perception of their college experience. They criticized counseling and lack of faculty interest and evaluation. Negro withdrawees, entering college with a higher level of confidence than the white withdrawees, left with less positive perceptions. The reasons for withdrawal are: finances, irrelevancy of college education, discouragement with meeting academic standards, marriage, health, and family problems. Withdrawees seem more disappointed with themselves than with their college for their unsuccessful efforts to further their education. Only 18 per cent of the withdrawees sought assistance to stay in college. (Author/CA)
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Note: Doctoral dissertation