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ERIC Number: ED010732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Apr
Pages: 40
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS.
METCALF, ALAN W.
A TABULATION SHOWS STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS OF 30,951 STUDENTS IN 15 COMMUNITY COLLEGES LOCATED IN THE STATE OF WASHINGTON IN FALL 1964. TABLES INTERSPERSED WITH THE TEXT CALL ATTENTION TO PATTERNS AND TRENDS IN STUDENT TYPES (ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, OR ADULT), SEX AND AGE GROUPS, STUDY LOADS, RESIDENCY, COMMUTING DISTANCE, PREVIOUS EDUCATION, AND EDUCATIONAL PLANS, ENROLLMENT PATTERNS ARE ANALYZED FOR FULL- AND PART-TIME, ACADEMIC, VOCATIONAL, AND ADULT STUDENTS ON A COLLEGE-BY-COLLEGE BASIS. A SEPARATE TABLE IS INCLUDED FOR EACH COLLEGE, CATEGORIZING STUDENTS ACCORDING TO SEX, STUDENT TYPE, AND AGE GROUP. A SUMMARY IS INCLUDED, CREATING A HYPOTHETICALLY TYPICAL WASHINGTON COLLEGE AND PRESENTING ITS STUDENTS' CHARACTERISTICS BASED ON STATEWIDE DATA. ACADEMIC STUDENTS ACCOUNTED FOR 87.4 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION, VOCATIONAL - 12.3 PERCENT, AND ADULT EDUCATION - 0.3 PERCENT OF THE FULL-TIME STUDENTS. MEDIAN AGE IS 19 YEARS FOR FULL-TIME STUDENTS. EIGHTY-TWO PERCENT OF THE FULL-TIME STUDENTS INDICATE THEY PLAN TO GO ON TO A 4-YEAR INSTITUTION, AND 28 PERCENT OF THE PART-TIME STUDENTS EXPRESSED THIS DESIRE. (HS)
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Authoring Institution: Washington Office of the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Olympia.
Identifiers: Washington (Olympia)