ERIC Number: ED176673
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Differences in Rates and Modes of Attrition Between Three Groups of Oswego Undergraduate Students. Research Report.
Garber, Herbert; Schell, Robert E.
Attrition rates at the State University of New York at Oswego are investigated in this paper. In 1975-76 51 percent of the students who entered as freshmen failed to graduate. The major objective of the study was to isolate and describe the differences that exist in the rates and modes of attrition among students who entered the college as freshmen under: (1) the regular admissions program; (2) the Equal Opportunity Program; and (3) the Regional Service Program. Attrition rate for males and females within each of these three programs are examined. Students admitted under special admissions programs were found to leave early in greater proportion than students who entered under the regular admissions program. The rate and mode of attrition did not vary among men and women in general. Admitting students under special admissions programs appears to add between 7 and 12 percent to the total attrition rate. It is concluded that the attrition rate of the College is the result of several complex interactions, including the enrollment of students under special admissions programs. Statistical data for the study are appended. (SF)
Descriptors: Academic Failure, Access to Education, Admission Criteria, Admission (School), College Students, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Educational Economics, Females, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, Minority Groups, Persistence, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Selective Admission, State Universities, Statistical Analysis, Student Attrition, Student Characteristics
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Oswego. Coll. at Oswego.