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ERIC Number: ED140876
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Some Characteristics of Students Who Withdrew from L.A.C.C. Spring 1976, Spring 1975, Spring 1974, and Spring 1973. Research Study #77-9.
This study examined selected characteristics of 1,682 students who withdrew from Los Angeles City College during the spring semesters of 1973, 1974, 1975, and 1976, and compared them to the characteristics of the spring 1976 total day student population. About 68% of the withdrawees were of non-Caucasian background, compared with a non-Caucasian student body of about 79%, and 55% of the withdrawees were female, while the student body was 50% female. Of spring 1976 withdrawees, 47% had not been employed during the semester compared with a student body only one-third of which was unemployed, but 28% of the withdrawees were employed full time. About 36% of the spring 1976 withdrawees indicated they planned to transfer to a four-year college, 30% did not intend to transfer and 34% were not sure; corresponding figures for the total student body were 69%, 11% and 19%, respectively. Almost half of the withdrawees indicated plans to return to college. Full-time employment, personal reasons, and transfer, in that order, were the most frequently cited reasons for withdrawal in each year. Nine tables of data display the demographic characteristics of withdrawees. (Author/JDS)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Cohort Analysis, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Demography, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Educational Objectives, Employment Patterns, Institutional Research, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Unemployment, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.