ERIC Number: ED091031
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: 0
When and Why Students Quit Community College Courses.
Brightman, Richard W.
The project reported here considers community college students who quit within a semester of study, as opposed to not finishing an entire college program. The latter subject has commanded the better part of the attention devoted to the college dropout. Community college faculty and administrative staff admit to a fairly high dropout rate for individual courses, ranging between 30 and 60 percent. This project asks: When during the semester do dropouts occur? What reasons do students give for quitting? and Why do faculty members think they quit? Finally, is there any relationship between why students quit and when they quit? (Author/SGM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Coast Community Coll. District, Costa Mesa, CA.