ERIC Number: ED116518
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate No-Show Study, Fall 1974.
Lueck, Lowell A.; Urycki, Michaeline
This study attempts to follow up students who were admitted to the Graduate School at Western Illinois University but failed to enroll. The study is designed to (1) evaluate present services to potential graduate students and (2) better predict what proportion of accepted applicants will enroll. The no-shows are compared for the Fall Quarters of 1971, 1972, and 1974 and are analyzed by sex, mean GRE scores, residence, and undergraduate rank in class. The reasons for not attending WIU are analyzed for those attending some other graduate school as well as for those not enrolled elsewhere. The most frequently cited reasons involved financial problems. A series of recommendations resulted from this study including improving correspondence with prospective students, and increasing financial aid. (JMF)
Descriptors: Enrollment Influences, Financial Problems, Financial Services, Followup Studies, Graduate Students, Higher Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Surveys
Western Illinois University, Institutional Research and Planning, Room 312, Sherman Hall, Macomb, Illinois 61455
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Western Illinois Univ., Macomb.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois