ERIC Number: ED069220
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
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Graduate Attrition at Berkeley.
In the academic year of 1968, a substantial number of the 10,000 graduate students at the University of California at Berkeley dropped out of graduate school. This graduate school attrition caused deep concern for several reasons. Primary reasons for concern are the loss of educated manpower to society and the question of whether graduate school admission requirements are indicative of successful students. Thus, a survey was conducted to find out the reasons behind the high attrition rate. The three factors found to be most often cited by dropouts were financial factors, academic factors and personal factors. The study also indicates characteristics of students that completed degree requirements and characteristics of those who left by reason for leaving. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Office of Institutional Research.