ERIC Number: ED101606
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Characteristics and Perceptions of Non-returning Students at Arkansas State University Spring 1973.
Womack, Farris; McCluskey, Jimmy
Characteristics and perceptions of nonreturning students for the spring 1973 semester at Arkansas State University were determined by mailed questionnaires, and the College and University Environment Scales (CUES), Second Edition (Modified), and comparison data. The sample group of 585 academically qualified students, was compared to the fall semester 1972 student population with respect to sex, academic classification, academic major, degree program, and grade-point average. Data indicated: (1) There were 1,381 students enrolled during the fall semester of 1972 who did not re-enter the university in the spring of 1973. (2) More than half of the 914 eligible nonreturning students were classified in the lower division and 361 were freshmen. (3) The mean grade-point average for nonreturning eligible students was equal to or greater than the grade-point average required for satisfactory progress toward the degree. (4) There was no significant difference between the grade-point average of those eligible students who did not return in the spring semester of 1973 and those who made up the fall 1972 student population. (5) The descriptive statistics and treatment of the data by means of the normal deviate test led to the conclusion that attrition was independent of academic classification, college, major, and degree. (6) The number of nonreturning students who were undecided with respect to college, major, and degree was disproportionate to the number of enrolled undecided students in the fall semester of 1972. Additional findings and statistical data are included. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arkansas State Univ., Jonesboro.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: College and University Environmental Scales