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ERIC Number: ED505230
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 14
Abstractor: ERIC
Short Stay Summary Report, Spring 2003
Ministry of Advanced Education
The 2003 British Columbia (BC) College and Institute Short Stay Pilot Survey was designed to collect data on the outcomes of former students who leave public colleges, university colleges, and institutes after completing a relatively small number of courses. It is important to understand why these students are leaving their institutions early, since their behaviour may have implications for service and program delivery. Short stay students have been defined as former college, university college and institute students who have completed between 9 and 23 credits and have left their institution. The survey collected data on these former students' overall satisfaction with their institution, objectives for enrolling, reasons for leaving, employment outcomes, and further studies. Six BC institutions participated in the survey. Data for this report are from survey interviews conducted, by telephone, in February and March 2003. Out of 2,273 former students eligible for surveying, 871 completed the survey, making the gross response rate 38 percent. Includes one appendix: (1) Origins of the 2003 BC College and Institute Short Stay Pilot Survey. (Contains 1 footnote.) [For report including full transcript of student comments, see ED482503.]
Ministry of Advanced Education. P.O. Box 9059, Station Provincial Government, Victoria, BC, Canada. Tel: 604-660-2421; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ministry of Advanced Education
Identifiers - Location: Canada