ERIC Number: ED122878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Allegany Community College Attrition Study: Fall Semester, 1975--Spring Semester, 1976.
Andersen, Roger C.
Of 1,629 students enrolled in the fall semester of 1975 at Allegany Community College, 340 (20.9 percent) did not re-register for spring 1976. Although the fall enrollment contained almost twice as many full-time as part-time students, more than half of the non-returning students were part-time. Attrition also correlated to age of the students, grade point average (GPA), and whether the students had been classified as "special" students during the fall semester. In spring 1976, survey instruments were mailed to all non-returning students, except those 58 who had been suspended for academic reasons. A total of 178 former students (63.3 percent) responded to this survey, which asked the student's reason for discontinuing his enrollment. Twelve percent of the respondents said that they did not return because they had graduated. Each of the reasons "financial problems,""entered job market," and "achieved educational goals" were cited by 11.1 percent of the respondents; 9.2 percent had transferred to a four-year institution. About 20 percent of the respondents cited reasons unique to themselves, and not among the 10 choices on the survey instrument. Survey responses are correlated to sex, age, course load, GPA, and curriculum. Complete data are presented in tabular form, and the survey instrument is appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Allegany Community Coll., Cumberland, MD.