ERIC Number: ED110114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
[El Paso Community College Attrition Studies, Fall 1971-Fall 1974.]
Hall, Toni L.
Four annual attrition studies prepared at El Paso Community College are collected in this document. Each year, a similar followup survey was sent to students who had enrolled in the fall but failed to return for the spring semesters. In all four studies, the major reasons given for leaving college were financial difficulties, transfer to another college, and insufficient time for both work and study. Consistently, a majority of students claimed they intended to return to college at another time. For 1973 and 1974, the attrition study was supplemented with specific demographic information so that attrition patterns among sex, age, and racial groups could be determined. The nonreturning student was found to be a vocational/technical or business major, a "freshman" in terms of credits accrued, a member of an ethnic minority, and falling within the 21-35 age group. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: El Paso Community Coll., TX.
Identifiers - Location: Texas; Texas (El Paso)