ERIC Number: ED455867
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Students Leaving before Census. Survey Series, Spring 2000.
Mery, Pamela M.
This survey analyzes the characteristics of students who dropped all of their classes at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) before the college's census date. The survey finds that students who drop all of their classes are similar to students who remain enrolled, yet tend to be older, to hold a college-level degree, and to hold at least one full-time job. The major reasons given for dropping classes were: (1) work schedule conflict; (2) transferred; (3) temporary break from studies; (4) accepted a job; (5) home responsibilities; (6) courses not offered; (7) coursework took too much time; and (8) illness. Students were also asked to rate 40 college services, including food, job placement assistance, and building conditions. Students also rated instruction--including class scheduling, quality of instruction, content of classes, and class size. The majority of students expressed overall satisfaction with CCSF. Most (85%) would recommend the college to a friend, and more than 75% plan to attend in the future. Many negative written comments pertained to the conditions of buildings, classrooms, and classroom equipment. This document includes all survey questions and their mean scores. The respondents analyzed did not include first-time students, who tend to differ notably from the overall sample population. (Contains a sample survey and tables.) (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Adult Dropouts, Adult Students, Attendance, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Enrollment, Reentry Students, Student Attrition, Withdrawal (Education)
For full text: http://www.ccsf.cc.ca.us/Services/Research_Planning.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA. Office of Institutional Development, Research, and Planning.