ERIC Number: ED316416
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Retention of Students in Engineering. A Report to the Legislature in Response to Senate Concurrent Resolution 16 (1985).
California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
In 1985, the California legislature directed the California Postsecondary Education Commission to study the attrition rate of students in engineering education in order to learn if ethnic minority and women students had a higher drop-out rate than all engineering students and, if so, to determine the reasons for their high attrition. In that resolution, the Legislature also directed the Commission to assess the impact of the Minority Engineering Program in reducing the attrition of minority students in engineering education. This report responds to that resolution by providing information about the attrition rate of women and ethnic minority engineering students and about the impact of the Minority Engineering Program. The study includes discussions of continuation and graduation rates, differing tracking rates by institution and campus, and discussions of the background, effectiveness, characteristics, significant components, and recommendations of the Minority Engineering Program. Appendices include the text of Senate Concurrent Resolution No. 16 (1985), and 25 supplemental tables. (CW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Science, Engineering Education, Females, Government Role, Higher Education, Minority Groups, Physical Sciences, Science Education, Student Attrition
Publications Office, California Postsecondary Education Commission, Third Floor, 1020 Twelfth Street, Sacramento CA 95814 (free while supply lasts).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Postsecondary Education Commission, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California