ERIC Number: ED086285
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Community College Student Flow: A Study of the Origins and Persistence of Students in Two-Year Institutions with Implications for Postsecondary Education in California.
California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
A study is proposed to attempt to answer the following: (1) How many and what kinds of Community College students drop out or do not return? (2) In what ways do non-persisters differ from persisters and what can colleges do to increase retention? (3) What is the employment experience of non-persisters who did not complete occupational programs or transfer programs? (4) How successful are "stopouts" who reenter postsecondary education and how do their new objectives differ from their old ones? (5) Which continuing education programs do former students need and what kinds of approaches might be best? (6) What are the characteristics of enrollees in non-credit courses and how many reenroll in successive terms? The basic sample will consist of 30,000 new students enrolling in 1/3 of the California community colleges for the first time in the fall term of 1972. This sample will be used to establish persistence, transfer, reentry, and graduation rates over time. Sub-samples will be drawn for intensive transcript analysis and followup of transfers, non-persisters and stopouts through interviews and questionnaires. Administrators, faculty and counselors will also be interviewed. The time span currently projected runs to the beginning of the fall 1975 term. (KM)
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Authoring Institution: California State Coordinating Council for Higher Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California