ERIC Number: ED203924
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-May
Spring 1981 Non-Continuing Student Survey; Fall 1980 Entering Students. Student Flow Program, Report 14.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
As part of a student flow project designed to monitor the progress of students who entered Kapiolani Community College (KCC) in Fall 1980 for five consecutive semesters, a survey was conducted of the 753 Fall 1980 entering students who did not re-enroll in Spring 1981. The survey instrument asked respondents to: (1) indicate their main reason for not returning to KCC; (2) specify their current activities; and (3) rate their degree of satisfaction with their experiences at KCC in terms of instruction, faculty-student relations, course availability, intellectual environment, orientation, counseling services, financial aid, student employment services, friendships with other students, and facilities and equipment. Major findings, based on a 29% response rate, reveal that the reason most often cited for leaving was "transferred to another school" (cited by 18.7% of the respondents), followed by "preferred to work" (cited by 16.8% of the respondents). Most of the respondents (66.7%) were working, and 20% were attending another school. While the majority rated each of the specified college experiences highly, 42% were not satisfied with the variety of courses available. The study report discusses methodology, examines the representativeness of the sample, and details findings by program area. In addition, it compares the KCC ratings of returning and non-returning students and contrasts data with the findings of a Fall 1975 study. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.