ERIC Number: ED543830
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1957
Reference Count: 0
Retention and Withdrawal of College Students. Bulletin, 1958, No. 1
Iffert, Robert E.
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare
The purpose of this study has been to inquire into the extent and character of retention, transfer, and withdrawal of undergraduate students in a group of representative institutions of higher education. Attention has been given to characteristics of students, their standing in high school and on placement, their reasons for going to college, their financial resources, their subjects of greatest interest, the location of their homes in relation to college, where they lived while attending college, their extracurricular activities, and the extent to which they contributed to the defrayment of their college expenses. Particular emphasis has been placed on length of attendance and reasons for transfer and discontinuance. Three appendixes present: (1) Consultants and Participants; (2) Schedules and Forms; and (3) Tables. A bibliography is included. (Contains 78 tables.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: School Holding Power, Extracurricular Activities, Paying for College, Undergraduate Students, Withdrawal (Education), Academic Persistence, College Transfer Students, Student Characteristics, Student Placement, College Attendance, Student Interests, Place of Residence, Scheduling, Records (Forms), Tables (Data)
Office of Education, US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: US Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, Office of Education (ED)