ERIC Number: ED160159
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Persistence after Six Semesters. Fall 1975 Entering Students. Student Flow Project, Report No. 45.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
As part of a continuing study of student flow in the Hawaii community colleges, this report analyzes the persistence patterns of 1975 entering students after six semesters for the community college total and the seven campuses. The persistence patterns of the 8,979 students showed that 24% enrolled for only one semester (non-persisters), 41% enrolled for two or more continuous semesters (moderate persisters), 8% enrolled for two or more non-continuous semesters (stop-outs), 11% enrolled for all six semesters (extreme persisters), and 15% graduated by the end of the sixth semester. Significant differences in persistence patterns at the .001 level were found on all ten characteristics studied: sex, age, marital status, high school background, entry status, full- or part-time status, educational objective, program of study, cumulative grade point average, and cumulative credit-completion ratio. Variation was found in persistence patterns among programs on the same campus and among students in similar programs on different campuses. Statistics are presented by campus, by program, and for the state as a whole. A brief comparison is made between persistence patterns of Hawaii's and California's community college students. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii