ERIC Number: ED118180
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Oct-16
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Former Loop College Students; How 1,081 Former Students View Loop College. Student Follow-Up Research Project. Report 73-472.
Of the 10,402 students enrolled at Loop College (Chicago) in fall 1972, 4,529 did not return in spring 1973. In October 1973, a questionnaire was sent to all of the nonreturning students. Nonreturning students were divided into two categories: (1) 274, or 3 percent of the total enrollment, did not return because they graduated; (2) 4,255, or 41 percent of the total enrollment, did not graduate and did not return. By July 1974, 139 (51 percent) of the graduates, and 942 (22 percent) of the nongraduate had responded, a 24 percent response rate overall. This study presents detailed analyses of student responses in 27 tables, 9 diagrams, 6 appendices, and 6 supplements. Some of the conclusions derived from the data include: (1) Almost two-thirds of the students thought they had achieved their stated purpose at Loop. (2) About two-thirds of those in attendance at other schools said that they were adequately prepared at Loop. (3) Approximately 24 percent of the employed students said they received preparation at Loop for their present jobs, and 26 percent of the unemployed were looking for a job for which they received preparation at Loop. (4) Nearly 76 percent were satisfied with the quality of education at Loop. (5) Most withdrawals were for stated reasons over which the College had little or no control. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Loop Coll.