ERIC Number: ED462993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Drop Study/Attrition Rates, Fall 2000.
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
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Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.