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Odd news | The survivors

Christopher Geanakos | News Editor
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I am taken aback at the end of each semester. By that point, class sizes have usually waned to about half of their original size.

As this semester has progressed from the middle of January, I’ve seen more and more students in my classes falling by the wayside, like no-name actors in a classic “Star Trek” episode. Those who have made it through sit in sparsely filled classrooms, once overflowing with students, and eagerly anticipate the end of the semester.

According to Dr. MaryBeth Buechner, dean of the City College Planning Research and Institutional Effectiveness Office, there are many different reasons that college students drop their courses.

Scheduling conflicts are the most prominent reason for dropping, Buechner said. 

She produced a 2005 survey from the Los Rios College District Office of Research which showed work-schedule conflicts were one of the biggest reasons local college students cited for dropping courses. The survey also states 32.3 percent of students who dropped classes in the Los Rios School District during the 2005 fall semester came from City College.

“It’s very much in line with what I saw when I did my study,” Buechner said. “That’s that health, family, work — those kind of reasons — showed up more often than things about the school.”
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Geography professor Craig Davis believes it is the class demographics that dictates what percentage of students ultimately drop a course. Davis also said that classes with a vocational component have lower attrition rates than regular general education courses.

“My day classes typically have a wider variety of students, different people that are trying to do different things, which results in higher attrition,” Davis said.

Students on campus are quite aware of the increasing drop rate among fellow students as the semester has progressed.

“The classes are a lot smaller,” City College student Steven Sessler said.

He added that he had dropped a few courses himself.

Many students claimed to have gone the whole semester without dropping a class, like psychology major Saidah Pires.

“I don’t see myself as a survivor,” Pires said. “I see myself as someone who has a goal. There’s so many students who have dropped out of class, almost half, if not more, in some of my classes.”

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