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ERIC Number: ED145906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Pages: 156
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Non-returning Student Survey, Winter 1976-Fall 1976. [Parts I and II]
Wetzel, Susan
In order to determine (1) characteristics of non-returning students, (2) reasons for attrition, and (3) student evaluation of Delaware County Community College (DCCC), questionnaires were mailed to all full and part-time students who attended the winter 1976 term but who did not register for the fall 1976 term. Drawn from 405 responses, characteristics of the survey population included the following: 89.6% were Caucausian; 17.1% were veterans; 34% had not matriculated; 58.8% were working toward an Associate Degree; 70.5% had withdrawn at least 7-12 months prior to the study; 57.8% had been part-time students; 42.7% were employed 36 or more hours weekly; 69.5% received no financial aid; and 90.1% had never been on academic probation. Major reasons for leaving DCCC were transfer to another institution (22.4%), home or work obligations (12.2%), financial problems (10.2%), and moving from the area (9.1%). Asked to choose three factors which, if changed for the better, would encourage respondents to stay at DCCC, the scheduling of classes, course content in major fields, and counseling/guidance services were ranked highest. The majority of respondents expressed satisfaction with their experiences at DCCC and expected to return at some future date. In addition to the narrative summation, response data are presented in graph form for each questionnaire item. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delaware County Community Coll., Media, PA.