ERIC Number: ED405939
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Non-Continuing & Non-Returning Students at Cabrillo College (Spring 1995, Fall 1995, Spring 1996).
In March 1996, California's Cabrillo College (CC) conducted a survey of students who were enrolled in spring 1995 or fall 1995 but did not return the following semesters. Questionnaires were mailed to 1,207 students, requesting information on whether they had achieved their educational goals, factors at CC that had influenced their decision not to re-enroll, and personal priorities that had prevented them from re-enrolling. Study findings, based on responses from 307 of the non-returning students, included the following: (1) educational goals cited by respondents included 106 students cited goals related to transfer education, 105 related to personal interest, 86 students cited goals related to receiving a certificate or associate degree, and 31 students cited goals related to occupational courses; (2) 89% of students with goals related to personal interest achieved their goal, compared to 66% of those with transfer-related goals, 58% of those with occupational course-related goals, and 36% of those with certificate or degree-related goals; (3) with respect to CC-related reasons that respondents did not return, 37% cited parking, 16% cited construction, 15% cited full classes, 15% cited problems with registration, and 12% cited a lack of child care; and (4) the two most common personal reasons for not re-enrolling were "financial reasons" and "needed time out of school," both cited by 20% of the respondents. Individual responses to open-ended questions and the survey instrument are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA.