ERIC Number: ED125489
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Non-Returning Students.
Reichard, Donald J.; McArver, Patricia P.
Reasons why undergraduate students enrolled in the fall 1974 semester did not continue their studies at UNC-G during the fall 1975 semester are explored. This study is part of an overall plan to gain understanding of UNC-G's students from the time of initial inquiry about admission to UNC-G through enrollment, graduation, and/or departure. It is based upon a rather low 23 percent response rate to a questionnaire mailed by and returned to UNC General Administration. A total of 319 responses were received. Fifty-eight percent of the respondents indicated they were leaving UNC-G to attend college elsewhere. "Dislike for UNC-G" was cited by transfer students more often than students not continuing their education elsewhere. Financial problems, the need for practical experience, and family crises were factors contributing more heavily to the attrition of nontransfers. Marriage, health problems, and bad grades ranked about equally in both groups as reasons for dropping out. The most enlightening information coming from the questionnaire can be found in the comments students offered, some of which are included in the report. The comments reflect the complexity of reasons motivating students to withdraw from UNC-G to a degree not covered by the survey instrument. (LBH)
Descriptors: College Students, Continuation Students, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Higher Education, Persistence, Questionnaires, School Holding Power, School Surveys, State Universities, Statistical Surveys, Student Alienation, Student Attitudes, Student School Relationship, Terminal Students, Transfer Students, Transfers
Office of Institutional Research, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina 27412
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Greensboro.