ERIC Number: ED082751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
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Follow-up Study; Non-academic Attrition at Bucks County Community College, 1965-1972.
Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA. Office of Institutional Research.
In this follow-up study, information was obtained regarding the educational and employment patterns of students who withdrew from Bucks County Community College, their reasons for withdrawing, and their evaluation of the college's programs and services. The questionnaire used (a copy of which is provided in an appendix) was similar to the one used in the Follow-up Study of Bucks County Community College Graduates 1965-1972 (see JC 730 250), allowing responses to certain items to be compared and contrasted. A 50% sample of the non-academic attrition students (1,206) received the questionnaire, of which, 655 (54%) responded. Comparisons on the basis of sex, age, curriculum enrolled in, and credits completed indicated that the respondents were fairly representative of the total universive of non-academic attrition students from 1965 to 1972 at the college. Less than one-half (48%) of the respondents entered the college directly after high school; 22% enrolled after working for a period of time; and 9% transferred to the college from a four-year college or university. The remaining students were either in military service or served in some other capacity prior to enrolling. Two-fifths of the respondents were employed at least 21 hours/week while enrolled at the college; another 28% worked between 11 to 20 hours/week; 63% attended college full time and 13% alternated between full and part-time. The primary reason for withdrawal from the college was employment, and the second major reason was to transfer to another college. Slightly over 45% continued their education immediately upon wirthdrwing from the college, and 47% were employed. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA. Office of Institutional Research.