ERIC Number: ED280511
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May-9
Reference Count: 0
Nonreturning Students. Project Follow-Up Report No. 5. Research Report 3.
Montemayor, J. Joaquin; And Others
Glendale (Arizona) Community College (GCC) conducted a survey of students who attended the college in fall 1984 and did not return for the spring 1985 term to determine former students' perceptions of GCC, reasons for not reenrolling, educational goals, transfer and employment experiences, salaries, and characteristics. Study findings, based on responses from 319 former students, included the following: (1) overall, respondents gave the college highest ratings for quality of instruction and library services, and the lowest ratings for course advisement, counseling, and placement services; (2) the top three reasons for not reenrolling were conflicting job hours, personal reasons, and the fact that the students had completed the courses they needed; (3) 48% of the respondents had educational goals associated with job preparation or improvement of existing job skills; (4) about 16% were attending another institution at the time of the survey, and 76% were able to transfer all credit; (5) for the 184 students who reported salary data, the average monthly salary for full-time workers was $1,652; and (6) about 79% of the respondents said they were interested in taking more courses at GCC. The study report includes a list of suggested uses of the data. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ. Office of Research and Development.