ERIC Number: ED360028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Non-Returning Student Survey, Charles County Community College.
In spring 1993, Charles County Community College (CCCC) in Maryland conducted a telephone survey of students who had been enrolled at the college the previous fall but did not return for the spring semester. A total of 1,655 students were identified as non-returning by the third week of classes in spring 1993, representing 29% of the fall 1992 student population. Of these students, half were randomly selected to be surveyed. Study findings, based on 283 usable responses, included the following: (1) 31.3% of the respondents cited "job demands" as a major reason for not returning, while 19.8% cited "insufficient time," and 14.1% indicated that they had "achieved educational goal"; (2) 9% of the respondents indicated that the college could have helped them to return to college; (3) 58% of the respondents indicated plans to return to CCCC; and (4) extrapolations of survey results suggested that CCCC could possibly have influenced 358 non-returning students to enroll in spring 1993. For comparative purposes, an survey was conducted of all 118 recent high school graduates enrolled at CCCC in fall 1992 who did not return in spring 1993. Among the 111 respondents, 47% cited "job demands" as a major reasons for not returning to CCCC, while 26% stated they had "transferred," and 24% reported having "moved from area." In addition, 10% reported that the college could have helped them return in spring 1993, and 32% cited plans to return to CCCC. Comparisons with results of the spring 1992 non-returning student survey; copies of the survey instruments; data tables; and respondents' narrative comments are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Charles County Community Coll., La Plata, MD.