Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Home Economics
It is generally agreed that the large numbers of students, who leave college without continuing until graduation, constitute one of the major problems confronting colleges today. Mary opinions have been expressed concerning the withdrawal of students. McNeeley says:
It has been claimed that from a financial point of view a high mortality in the freshman year is advantageous both to the student and the institution. The student by leaving in this year is saved the expense of continuing in college for a year or so longer when he will be eliminated whereas the institution is saved the cost of furnishing education to the student for this addition^ al year or so.
Despite the fact that such advantages can be pointed out in connection with the withdrawal of students, others have expressed the view that why students withdraw from college should be a question of serious concern to all departments in which they are enrolled for both administrative and educational reasons. This implies that it remains with each college division to study its mortality problem and then adopt an administrative and an educational policy in agreement with the needs of students who must withdraw prior to graduation.
Elizabeth May Galloway
T. R. Solomon
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Harden, R. B. (1948). A Follow-Up Study Of Two Groups Of Home Economics Students Who Withdrew From Prairie View College Before Graduation: 1933 And 1943. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/668