ERIC Number: ED273318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Butler County Community College Study of Attrition (Full-Time Students): Fall 1984, Spring 1985, Fall 1985.
Olszak-McClaine, Lisa M.
In order to determine the reasons for student attrition at Butler County Community College (BCCC), a questionnaire was sent to each of the 188 students who were enrolled in the fall 1984, spring 1985, or fall 1985 semesters who did not return the following semester. After phone and postcard followups, an 80% response rate was achieved. Study findings included the following: (1) attrition rates were 3.7% in fall 1984 and fall 1985, and 15.5% in spring 1985; (2) 51% of the non-returning students were female and 49% were male; (3) the most commonly cited reason for not returning was "transfer," followed by "other" (which included reasons such as graduation, joining the military, and pregnancy), "moved,""marriage," and "found employment"; and (4) the General Studies Program, the Business Administration Program, and the Biological Science Program had the highest rates of attrition. The survey instruments are appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Butler County Community Coll., Butler, PA.