ERIC Number: ED425683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Stopouts or Stayouts? Undergraduates Who Leave College in Their First Year. Statistical Analysis Report.
Horn, Laura J.
This report examines the beginning of the educational experiences of students who leave college before their second year, both those who return to college later (stopouts) and those who do not return (stayouts). The report is based on data from the 1989-90 Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study. First-year students in 1989-90 were followed up in 1992 and 1994. Among study highlights are the following: overall, nearly 30 percent of first-year students left before their second year; 64 percent of students who left the 4-year sector returned within five years (stopped out), whereas half of students who left the public 2-year sector stopped out and half stayed out; among stopouts in the 4-year sector 42 percent returned to the same institution, whereas in the public 2-year sector, 57 percent returned to the same institution; and in both sectors, students who stayed out were more likely to be older, to have children, and to work full time. Twenty-four tables and figures present data in sections on: overview of first-year leavers, stopout path from 4-year institutions, stopout path from public 2-year institutions, and characteristics of stopouts and stayouts. Appended are a glossary and technical notes. (Contains 18 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Enrollment Rate, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Public Colleges, Reentry Students, Statistical Data, Stopouts, Student Experience, Tables (Data), Two Year Colleges
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study
IES Cited: ED555627