Public educators are using drop-out studies as a means of improving the curriculum and increasing the holding power of the schools. The public educators are attempting to prepare man for life and the religious educators are attempting to prepare man for eternity. There have been many studies concerning the public school drop-outs, but this is the first one concerning seminary drop-outs.
The purpose of this study has been to determine why some students drop-out of seminary before graduation. After learning the reasons for the students dropping out, it is important that changes be made to increase the enrollment and holding power of the seminary program.
This study included seminary drop-outs in twelve of the seminaries in the State of Utah. The students were enrolled in the adjacent high school during the 1960-61 school year, but were not enrolled in the seminary. There were 210 students in the study and all of them were sent questionnaires. Of these, 125 (about 60 per cent) were returned.
College and Department
Religious Education; Church History and Doctrine
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Hatch, Roy Fearnley, "A Study of Drop-Outs From Twelve Seminaries in Utah Conducted During 1960-61" (1961). All Theses and Dissertations. 4774.
Mormon Church, Seminaries