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ERIC Number: ED163861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Jun-5
Pages: 59
Abstractor: N/A
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Dropouts and Institutional Educational Policies at Cumberland College, 1975-76.
Baker, Roger D.; Baker, George
A study was conducted at Cumberland College, Kentucky, to determine whether educational policies of the school were related to student retention. A questionnaire was sent to the 126 students who had dropped out of the college during the 1975-76 academic year; 100 students responded either by mail or telephone, but it was determined that 29 of the 126 had re-enrolled. Of the 97 students who did not re-enroll, information was less than desirable for 52; their student folders were used for data. Results indicate that educational policy needs attention. The data sheet information revealed that students who dropped out tended to have lower than average test composites from the American College Testing Program and the Scholastic Aptitude Test and that they tended to register late. The data sheet and questionnaire indicate that retention rates were best for regional students than out-of-area students. A comparison of the responses to results in a 1969 study at the college indicate that dropouts are getting younger. Information is presented about student withdrawals and attitudes are provided, and a sample data sheet and questionnaire and some student comments are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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