ERIC Number: ED099087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Student Followup 1: Attrition Study.
Martin, Fred H.
At Roane State Community College, a student attrition study was designed to monitor the dropout and/or "stopout" rates. Data was taken from school records and a questionnaire was sent to the 238 students who were enrolled during fall quarter 1973, but did not return for winter quarter 1974. The responses from 198 students indicated that the college had an overall attrition rate of 25 percent. Part-time students were more likely to drop out than full-time students; many nonreturnees re-enrolled within two quarters; 25 percent were enrolled in another school, and 72 percent of the others planned to return to some school in the future. When the graduates, those in other schools, and those who plan to re-enroll are deleted, a real dropout rate of only about 5 percent remains. The main reasons cited for leaving were: (1) conflict between class and work schedules, (2) desire for full-time employment, (3) family obligations, and (4) lack of personal motivation. The survey instrument is appended. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Roane State Community Coll., Harriman, TN.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee