ERIC Number: ED161463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Texas Student Information System Non-Returning Student Sub-System. A Follow-Up Study.
DeVault, Mike; Lee, Marilyn
A survey was conducted at Austin Community College (ACC) to determine why students who were previously enrolled chose not to re-enroll after completing at least 12 semester units. Of the 1,641 non-returning students who were sent questionnaires, 449 responded. Survey data on students' level of satisfaction with ACC, their employment status, and educational status is presented for respondents as a whole, and by sex, college major, and ethnic group. Highlights from the report include the following: over 50% indicated they intended to further pursue educational objectives they had partially completed at ACC; only 6.7% indicated dissatisfaction as a reason for not returning; of the 55% of respondents who were employed, 72% indicated their courses were of value in obtaining a job, performing on the job, or in job advancement; 59% of those transferring to another school lost no credit hours; 67% were interested in taking additional courses at ACC; more males than females were "very satisfied" with the educational experience; males rated veterans' services highest in a group of services while women rated learning lab packages highest; all ethnic groups rated university transfer as their main reason for attending ACC; and 33.3% of the occupational and 26% of the university transfer respondents were "very satisfied" with their experiences. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Black Students, Community Colleges, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Females, Followup Studies, Majors (Students), Males, Mexican Americans, Participant Satisfaction, Pupil Personnel Services, Relevance (Education), School Holding Power, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Transfers, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.
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