ERIC Number: ED124070
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
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Analysis of Reasons for Taking Courses Elsewhere in Summer Session 1972 by University of Maryland Baltimore County Students.
Wright, William A.
The data for this report was taken from the student Request for Permission to Take a Course Elsewhere Form, which must include the reason for taking the course at another institution. Towson State College, Baltimore Community College, and the Catonsville Community College were the main choices of institutions which attracted the students to their summer sessions. They tended to attract mostly freshmen and sophomore students. The most frequently cited reasons for taking courses elsewhere was "Close to home" and "It is not being offered at UMBC this summer." Although the cost of taking a summer course was cited frequently, most of the freshmen and sophomores attended cheaper credit-hour institutions that were close to home and offered courses after working hours. There was an overall tendency to take courses in one's own major field, except for the large numbers of Mathematics and Humanities majors taking Psychology and Education courses, respectively. The freshmen and sophomores tended to remain in their majors while the juniors and seniors tended to roam from their majors. (Author)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Community Colleges, Credit Courses, Economic Factors, Education Courses, Expenditure per Student, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Psychology, School Location, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Costs, Student Motivation, Summer Schools, Tuition
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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