ERIC Number: ED170496
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-May
Reference Count: N/A
The School of Technical Careers Baccalaureate Program: A Study of Inactive Students.
Andrechak, Michael; Walsh, E. Michael
A study of 215 inactive students (1973 to the end of the summer semester 1977) of the School of Technical Careers (STC) Baccalaureate Program was conducted to answer three questions: (1) How do inactive students differ from graduates?; (2) Why did they leave the Baccalaureate Program?; and (3) What have they done since leaving the program? Major conclusions of the study include the following: inactives expressed a satisfaction with the program, and most said they left because of financial considerations or personal reasons; inactives tended to have different academic backgrounds from most graduates, as the typical inactive had transferred from either another school or a non-STC department; while the academic potential of inactives and graduates was similar, inactives tended to have a lower grade point average; and since leaving the program, few inactives have continued their education. (JH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. School of Technical Careers.