ERIC Number: ED077503
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Interviews with Former Students, Fall 1972-73 to Spring 1972-73.
Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.
A random 5% sample of those 6,341 day college students who were enrolled in the fall of 1972-73 but not in the spring of 1972-73 were telephoned to gather followup information. Of the 316 students in the sample, 91 were contacted and provided the following information: (1) most were not currently enrolled in college anywhere; those who were attended a California state college or university; (2) 17% discontinued their studies for reason of completing their program, 29% for financial and employment reasons; (3) 46% enrolled for purposes of a college degree; (4) only 30% reported that they were in a transfer program; only 6 out of the 91 had transferred; (5) half worked from 11 to 40 hours weekly while attending college; (6) almost a third were not working; only 11% were working full or part-time in a field related to their college major; (7) 81% reported that college had not helped them get a job or a promotion; and (8) most intend to resume college in the future, but of those who do, only 41% plan on returning to Golden West or Orange Coast colleges. (Author/KM)
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Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.