ERIC Number: ED118200
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Some Characteristics of Students Who Withdrew from L.A.C.C. Spring 1975, Spring 1974, and Spring 1973. Research Study No. 76-2.
This study examines the responses of the 1,474 students who withdraw from Los Angeles City College during the spring semesters of 1973, 1974, and 1975, and who completed the exit questionnaire. In spring 1975, 65 percent of the withdrawees were of non-Caucasian background, and 46 percent were male. About 40 percent of the males, and 20 percent of the females were in their first semester; and about 15 percent of the males, and 25 percent of the females were in their fourth semester or later. About 48 percent of the withdrawees had not been employed during the spring 1975 semester. Only about 26 percent were employed full-time. About 40 percent of the spring 1975 withdrawees indicated that they planned to transfer to a four-year college; 25 percent said they did not intend to transfer; and 33 percent were not sure. These proportions have been about the same for the last four years. Corresponding figures for the entire student body were 69 percent, 11 percent, and 19 percent respectively. About 97 percent of the withdrawees felt that they were adequately served by the college, and about half expected to return. The most often stated reason for withdrawal was going to work full-time, followed by personal problems. Data are organized into tables, and the withdrawal questionnaire is appended. (Author/NHM)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Community Colleges, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Ethnic Distribution, Females, Followup Studies, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Persistence, Student Employment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.