ERIC Number: ED301258
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Student Withdrawals at Central Community College, Fall Term 1987.
In fall 1987, a study was conducted at Central Community College (CCC) to investigate patterns in student course withdrawals at the college's three campuses. At CCC, students may enroll in a "whole" course (i.e., all credits represented by one listing on the schedule) or in one or more parts of the course by individual units. For example, enrolling in Accounting 101.0 is equal to enrolling in Accounting 101.1, 101.2, and 101.3, each of which may be completed separately. The fall term resulted in 1,398 whole courses, and an additional 2,311 courses were offered as individual units. Study findings included the following: (1) by the end of the term, all students in 549 courses had withdrawn; (2) 3,194 withdrawals from 1,417 courses were recorded, representing the loss of 4933.5 credits; (3) 1,292 students withdrew from at least one course, including 905 students who had received some type of financial aid; (4) 48.06% (N=621) of the students enrolled at the Hastings campus withdrew from at least one class; (5) the Hastings campus offered seven courses that had 20 or more withdrawals; (6) 166 students withdrew from college altogether; (7) of the students who withdrew from at least one course, 962 or 73% re-enrolled for the spring semester; and (8) the returning students re-enrolled in 30.3% of the courses they dropped in fall. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Central Community Coll., Grand Island, NE.