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ERIC Number: ED065045
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-May
Pages: 18
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Who Leaves Hofstra for What Reasons.
Yuker, H. E.; And Others
In the fall of 1971, 678 students, 11.5% of all full-time day students, failed to re-enroll at Hofstra University. For these withdrawers the average GPA and the majors selected were not different from that of the rest of the student body. There were, however, greater proportions of females, lower classmen, junior and senior transfers, and female dorm students among the withdrawers than among the total student body. Questionnaires soliciting reasons for not returning were mailed to all withdrawers and were returned by 32% of them. All of the reasons for leaving Hofstra given by respondents were placed into 5 major categories. Personal, financial, and dormitory reasons were each cited by slightly more than 40% pf the respondents. Unhappiness with nonacademic aspects of Hofstra was cited by a slightly smaller percentage (36%), and dissatisfaction with academic aspects was cited by the smallest percentage (30%). Academically better students tended to give dissatisfaction with the dorms and other nonacademic aspects of Hofstra as reasons for leaving, whereas the poorer students cited personal and financial reasons. Suggestions for discouraging students from leaving Hofstra are included. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Hofstra Univ., Hempstead, NY. Center for the Study of Higher Education.