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ERIC Number: ED140905
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Course Withdrawal, Data Summary--Fall 1976. Tex-SIS FOLLOW-UP; Postsecondary Student Follow-up Management Information System. Monograph 2.
Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
A total of 4,197 course withdrawal questionnaires completed during the normal course withdrawal process at ten Texas community colleges during fall 1976 provided the data for this study of reasons for course withdrawal. Total withdrawals comprehended in the study included 3,394 university transfer/academic courses (81%), 745 occupational/technical courses (18%), and 54 "other" courses (1%). Of eleven reasons for withdrawal, those most frequently cited for occupational/technical courses were attendance problems (28%), conflicting job hours (14%), grade problems (13%), and "other" (11%). Reasons most frequently cited for university transfer/academic courses were grade problems (27%), too heavy course load (16%), attendance problems (16%), and conflicting job hours (12%). In aggregate, grade problems (24%) and attendance problems (18%) were most frequently cited. This report and others in this series are intended to disseminate statistical data produced by the comprehensive student follow-up management information system inaugurated in Texas in 1976. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Education Agency, Austin. Dept. of Occupational Education and Technology.
Identifiers - Location: Texas