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ERIC Number: ED462993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Pages: 21
Abstractor: N/A
Drop Study/Attrition Rates, Fall 2000.
Summer, Pat
This report describes the attrition rate at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) (Kansas). The overall attrition rate for classes starting in fall 2000 was nearly 12%--during the fall semester 4,652 students dropped classes. Useable drop surveys were completed for 93% of those classes. Findings indicated that: (1) the Science, Math, and Health Care divisions recorded nearly a 16% attrition rate, the highest of all the academic divisions; (2) the Physical Education division recorded the lowest attrition rate (9%); (3) the most frequently cited reasons for dropping a class were work schedule conflicts (24%) and personal problems (19%); (4) "course difficulty" and "poor grades" accounted for 17% of the drops, 27% in the Science, Math, and Health Care divisions; (5) "course difficulty" and "dislike of instructor" were more significant factors in students dropping a high attrition class--one with an enrollment of 10 or more students and an attrition rate of 40% or higher--than a regular class; (6) more than 33% of the students dropping a Computer Instruction and Media Resources division high attrition class cited the instructor as one of the reasons they dropped; and (7) more than half of the classes were dropped in November, the last month students were eligible to drop a class. (JCC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.