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ERIC Number: ED258624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun-6
Pages: 36
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A Comparison of Attrition Rates for Three High-Risk Student Populations and the General Student Population at Kirkwood Community College.
Koefoed, Julius O.
A study was conducted at Kirkwood Community College (KCC) to determine whether three groups of "high risk" students had a higher rate of attrition than the general student population. The study sought to test whether the three groups identified from an earlier study as being "high risk" in terms of attrition (i.e., students who changed major in the first year of enrollment; students who dropped classes without adding classes; and female students who were non-career majors, part-time, and over 30 years of age) were more likely to become non-persisters than the general student population. A random sample of 252 students was selected from the 38,556 students who had been enrolled at KCC during the three years prior to September 1984. Study findings revealed: (1) the small size of the sample of female, non-career major, part-time, and 30 years of age or older and students who had changed major in their first year precluded meaningful comparison with the general student population; and (2) analysis of additional data indicated that the "high risk" groups were not more likely to become non-persisters than the general student population. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers
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Language: English
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