ERIC Number: ED345779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-May
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Returning Student Survey.
Charles County Community Coll., La Plata, MD. Dept. of Institutional Research and Assessment.
In spring 1992, Charles County Community College (CCCC) conducted a telephone survey of non-returning fall 1991 students to determine their reasons for not returning to CCCC. In order to obtain comparison data, a questionnaire designed and administered by Prince George's Community College (PGCC) (Largo, Maryland) in 1988 was used with one minor adaptation. Based upon a target sample of 311 completed surveys, study findings revealed the following: (1) the three main reasons given for not returning were job demands (53%), insufficient time (42.4%), and financial reasons (31.1%); (2) 20.6% of the respondents said that the college could have influenced them to return; (3) 73% indicated that they planned to return to CCCC; (4) the three main reasons cited by CCCC respondents for not returning were the same as those given by PGCC respondents four years earlier, despite the differing economic climate in which the two surveys were conducted; (5) equal numbers of CCCC and PGCC respondents cited "desired courses not offered" (17%) and "moved from area" (8%) as their reasons for not returning to the colleges; (6) 19.6% of PGCC students stated that the college could have influenced them to return; and (7) more PGCC (85%) than CCCC respondents said that they planned to return to the college. Graphs, tables, and the survey instruments are provided. (JSP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles County Community Coll., La Plata, MD. Dept. of Institutional Research and Assessment.