Stay, play or give it away?: students continuing, changing or leaving university study in their first year

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Author: Long, Michael; Ferrier, Fran; Heagney, Margaret


This report describes the results of a 2005 survey of domestic students who enrolled in a Bachelor's Degree at an Australian university in first semester 2004. The survey describes: (a) The level of movement of students out of university altogether and between universities and courses by first semester 2005; (b) The characteristics of students who were more likely to change their university and course and to leave university altogether by first semester 2005; (c) The reasons students who left their university discontinued their study during first semester 2005; and (d) Selected...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Students; Providers of education and training; Participation; Higher education; Outcomes

Keywords: University; Enrolment; Dropout; Decision making; Student attrition; Student retention; Case study; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, 2006

Physical description: xii, 241 p.

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Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 131.681

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