ERIC Number: ED169968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Entry and Exit: Student Progression and Persistence in Hawaii's Community Colleges. Six-Semester Study of Fall 1975 Entering Students.
Kosaki, Mildred D.; And Others
This report brings together the many findings gathered during a three-year study of the 8,979 students who entered Hawaii's seven community colleges in fall 1975. Study results are organized in the following sections: (1) selected highlights from the literature and description of the flow project; (2) characteristics of entering students and "no shows"; (3) registration, continuation, and full-time rates, credit-completion ratios, and changes of major of enrolled students; (4) non-continuing student characteristics and the results of non-continuing student surveys which considered current occupational and educational activities and reasons for not returning; (5) graduate characteristics, results of alumni surveys which focused on post-graduation employment and educational activities and evaluation of the college experience and services offered, and comparison of graduates and non-returning students; (6) progression and persistence findings organized by student characteristics and continuing student survey responses; (7) results of efforts to identify the potential dropout; (8) conclusions and recommendations in areas affecting retention--college philosophy, instruction and instructors, and student personnel services--and college program and services--student-college match, student success, and institutional success. A bibliography, data tables, and sample questionnaires are appended. (MB)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropout Characteristics, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Participant Satisfaction, Persistence, School Holding Power, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Mobility, Surveys, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii