ERIC Number: ED121382
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Fall 1975 Entering Students Not Continuing in the Same Community College in Spring 1976. Student Flow Project, Report No. 9.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
As part of a longitudinal study of student progress through the Hawaii Community College System, a survey was conducted of the 2,425 fall 1975 entering students who had discontinued their registration after one semester. The 2,425 students surveyed represented 27 percent of the 1975 entering class of 8,979. After the initial mailing and a telephone followup, 877 survey instruments were returned, a 36 percent response rate. Since an analysis showed that the respondents were representative of the total noncontinuing population only in terms of program major, this report breaks all analyses of data down according to field of specialization. The reason most often cited for noncontinuance was "desired class unavailable." More than half the respondents gave employment as their current activity, and 22 percent were attending another school. Half the respondents had plans to continue their education in fall 1976. Of these, 65 percent planned to attend a Hawaii community college, and 21 percent the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The goal considered important by the highest proportion of students was to get a broad general education. The overall ratings of the community colleges ranged from B- to C+. Data are organized into tables and graphs, and the survey instrument is appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii