ERIC Number: ED444666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
JCC Drop Study/Attrition Rates, Fall 1999.
The report details the results of an annual survey conducted to determine the reasons that students at Kansas' Johnson County Community College (JCCC) drop classes. The overall JCCC attrition rate for classes starting on or before the 20th day of the fall 1999 semester was 12%. During the fall semester, students dropped 4,846 classes. The Science, Health Care, and Math Division recorded a 17% attrition rate, the highest of all the academic divisions. The Business and Technology Division recorded the lowest attrition rate (9%). Work schedule conflicts (21%) and personal problems (18%) continue to be among the reasons most frequently cited for dropping classes. Reasons over which JCCC may have some control, such as course difficulty, course scheduling, and instructors, also appeared to contribute to decisions to drop classes in a substantial number of instances. Course "too hard/bad grade" was the third most frequently cited reason for dropping a class overall (17%), and the most frequently cited reason in the Science, Health Care, and Math Division (27%). A high attrition class is defined as a class with an enrollment of 10 or more and an attrition rate of 40% or higher. Of the classes offered in the fall semester, less than 2% were high attrition classes. Appendices contain tabled findings. (JA)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.