ERIC Number: ED101788
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Stop-Ins & Stop-Outs, 1965-1973.
This document reports a study of students who had enrolled at Bucks County Community College (BCCC) from September 1965 to August 1973, had completed less than 12 credits, had grade point averages sufficient for re-enrollment, and yet did not return. Of the 8,605 students in this category, 20 percent were sampled; 30 percent (509) of those sampled responded. When possible, data were compared to that obtained from a previous study of BCCC graduates (see ED 082 750). Only 17 percent of the nongraduates entered BCCC directly from high school, compared to 68 percent of the graduates. Forty-nine percent attended for personal enrichment or to upgrade career skills. Fifty-nine percent worked over 30 hours per week while attending BCCC, compared to 11 percent of graduates. Seventy-seven percent were enrolled part-time; 58 percent were enrolled for only one semester. Reasons for withdrawal were completion of objectives (22 percent), employment (11 percent), and lack of time or interest (19 percent). Immediately after leaving BCCC, 52 percent were employed full-time, compared to 29 percent of graduates; 21 percent were full-time students, compared to 51 percent of graduates; and 12 percent were housewives. Twenty-six percent expect to return to BCCC and 26 percent expect to enroll at another institution of higher education. Most indicated that they would recommend their program to a student seeking to enroll at BCCC. Questionnaire and covering letters are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania