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ERIC Number: ED160909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 84
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Needs and Social Characteristics of the Re-Entered Student.
Lourie, Joan
During the Fall Semester of 1976 at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, approximately 40% of the students enrolled were 25 years of age or older. Many of these older-than-traditional students had returned to college after being away from schooling at least two years; these were the re-entered students. Their problems and needs were, for the most part, unknown to the administration. A mailed questionnaire survey was returned in February, 1977, to assess these areas and to identify the social characteristics of this student population. Results indicated a desire for services, especially those aimed at facilitating transition to academic life, such as a re-entry admissions/ counselor; an appropriate orientation to campus; and a special re-entry course. The main problem reported was time management. The respondents were predominantly white, under 30, married, working, beyond their fourth year of college, and had re-entered mainly to earn a degree for personal growth. Although this study is specific to the University of North Carolina, it does provide general information about the needs of re-entry students. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A