ERIC Number: ED097054
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Follow-up Study of Freshmen Who Left Montgomery College After Just One Semester of Attendance.
Gell, Robert L.; And Others
Students' reasons for leaving Montgomery College after one semester, dropout trends, current activities of nonreturnees, and the impact that the one semester had on their careers or course of action were elicited by questionnaires mailed to 389 students. A total of 120 usable questionnaires were returned. The data collected showed that: (1) the major current activity of the students was full-time employment; (2) students in general education curriculums tended to terminate in greater numbers than did students enrolled in other curriculums; (3) Montgomery College was selected by the students because of its open admissions policy and its overall good reputation; (4) they left the college for personal reasons; (5) over 28 percent stated that they definitely planned to return to the college, whereas another 39 percent said they possibly would like to try again; only 8 percent indicated that they would not return to the college; and (6) approximately 46 percent felt the college had not prepared them at all or to a minor degree for their future, whereas 20 percent felt that they were prepared to a degree ranging from "well" to "excellently." Three appendixes to the report present the Nonreturning Students Follow-up Questionnaire, Schools Transferring Students Attended after Leaving Montgomery College, and Related Term Definitions. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland