Biology Student's Achievement
...Achievement, Attitude and Completion in Community College Non-major Biology Program
CHAPTER 1. INTRODUCTION
Introduction to the Problem
Nationwide, science courses only retain 35%-70% of the college students starting any particular science course. The National Survey of Science and Mathematics Education Data of the National Science Education Leadership Association (2008) reported that, for the academic year 2006-2007, community college life science courses had an attrition rate of 63%, earth science courses 48%, physical science 43%, general science 65%, and integrated science 27%. The colleges lose first-year non-major science students prior... to completing their first science course...