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ERIC Number: ED161463
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
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)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.
Note: Appendix has been deleted due to irreproducibility ; Parts may not reproduce well due to colored paper