HomeIAMURE International Journal of Ecology and Conservationvol. 38 no. 1 (2022)

Predictors of Student Enrollment and Non-Enrollment in Agriculture Education Programs in Pangasinan State University

Elisa S Della



This study aimed to determine the predictors that might influence the students’ enrollment and non-enrollment in agriculture education programs in Pangasinan State University for the AY 2018-2019. There were 194 first-year students interviewed from the four campuses offering the university’s agriculture/ fishery education programs. The predictors were classified into internal and external to the students. A structured questionnaire was developed to examine areas of interest and attributes that may have influenced students when choosing a career path. Results of the study revealed that among the internal predictors under the category of socio-economic characteristics and academic program of students in SHS: the occupation of parents, i.e., occupation of a father which is farming (.005); family monthly income (0.036); hobbies (0.000); and, program track enrolled, i.e., TLE-TVL (0.000). Moreover, the external predictors under the category of persons’ influence, i.e., influenced by mother (.004) and influenced by just self (0.002); university characteristics’ influence, i.e., quality of facilities (.014); and cost of education (boarding house rental, other fees) (.033); and information systems’ influence, i.e., received information from the university about the program it offers (.000). Wald tests showed that all nine predictors significantly predicted the likelihood of a student’s decision to enroll in an agriculture education program by 83.2%. In conclusion, all the predictors have significantly influenced students’ decisions and the likelihood of enrolling in AEPs in PSU, thereby improving enrollment in AEPs. Students’ recommendations to increase enrollment in AEPs in PSU focused more on enhancing facilities/laboratories and training fields for effective teaching and learning. Moreover, faculty members in college teaching agriculture and teachers in DepEd teaching in the TLE-TVL program track should be given more opportunities to attend training along fields of agriculture to be updated on the latest trends on agricultural technologies.