ERIC Number: ED343632
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Regional Campuses Non-Enrolling Student Study.
Knight, William E.
In 1991, a study was conducted at the regional campuses of Kent State University to determine the characteristics of students who were admitted but did not enroll; their reasons for not enrolling; and their opinions of the academic and student services provided. Demographic and admissions data were available for all 952 students who were admitted but did not enroll for fall 1991. Half of these students were randomly selected for a survey. Study findings, based on a 15% response rate, included the following: (1) 65% of the respondents were employed, and most who were not employed were so by choice or due to family responsibilities; (2) 49% said they wished to obtain an associate degree, and 40% said a bachelor's degree was their goal; (3) obtaining an associate degree was the most frequently cited academic goal, preparing for a new career the most important career goal, meeting people the most important social participation goal, and learning skills to enrich their lives the most important personal goal; (4) 46% of the students said they did not enroll because they could not afford to attend; (5) unspecified personal reasons, slow financial aid processing, and distance from the campus were also commonly cited reasons for not enrolling; and (6) 25% to 57% of the respondents rated as high or very high their satisfaction with the availability and quality of academic advising (29-30%), admissions (57%), and financial aid (25%). The survey instrument is attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Regional Campuses. Office of Academic Assessment and Evaluation Services.