Graduate Retention in the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Pagination or Media Count:
The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that affect the retention of graduate students in the Department of Criminal Justice at California State University, Long Beach. A survey questionnaire was used to determine the satisfaction of graduates of the program, dropouts, and current students in various areas. The final sample size was 160, of which 94 responded. Historical data were gathered to show the progression of the program over time, with the course offerings shown by year. Numbers of candidates versus graduates by year were compared, and major economic events affecting retention considered. Results of the survey showed substantial dissatisfaction with the program by current students and dropouts. Factors cited for this dissatisfaction were the availability of instructors, graduate advisement, and faculty interaction.
- Sociology and Law
- Humanities and History