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ERIC Number: ED017874
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1960
Pages: 1
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CHARACTERISTICS OF THE STUDENT POPULATION, UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESIDENT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE, ALABAMA.
FRANKLIN, ELTON
THE MAIN PURPOSE OF THIS 1959 SURVEY WAS TO ANALYZE SOME OF THE BASIC CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA RESIDENT CENTER, HUNTSVILLE. FINDINGS WERE TABULATED IN SUMMARY FORM AND BY MAJOR FIELDS OF ACADEMIC INTEREST. OF THE STUDENTS (LARGELY YOUNG ADULTS), 51 PERCENT WERE IN ENGINEERING. ONLY 16 PERCENT WERE FEMALE. MOST STUDENTS WERE MARRIED AND LIVED IN NEARBY COMMUNITIES. ALMOST ALL HAD A SECONDARY DIPLOMA AND 61 PERCENT HAD HAD ONE OR MORE YEARS OF COLLEGE. MOST (91 PERCENT) WERE EMPLOYED FULL TIME AND 64 PERCENT WERE PROFESSIONAL AND SEMIPROFESSIONAL OR SKILLED AND SEMISKILLED. WHILE OVER HALF EARNED MORE THAN $5,000 A YEAR, 61 PERCENT RECEIVED SOME TYPE OF FINANCIAL AID FOR SCHOOLING. EDUCATIONAL GUIDANCE WAS DESIRED BY 39 PERCENT. WORD OF MOUTH WAS THE BEST SOURCE OF FIRST INFORMATION ABOUT THE CENTER. ROUGHLY 90 PERCENT EXPRESSED INTEREST IN ADDITIONAL COURSES AND IN STUDYING FOR A DEGREE AT THE CENTER. MORE GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, MORE ENGINEERING COURSES, INCREASED TECHNICAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND PROFESSIONAL DATA IN THE LIBRARY, A GREATER STUDENT VOICE IN PLANNING, AND EXPANDED OPPORTUNITIES FOR WOMEN, MIDDLE AGED AND OLDER ADULTS, AND CITIZENS RESIDING OUTSIDE THE COUNTY WERE URGED, AND RESEARCH TOPICS WERE SUGGESTED. THIS DOCUMENT IS AVAILABLE FROM UNIVERSITY MICROFILMS, ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN. L.C. CARD NO. MIC 60-2902. MICROFILM $2.50. XEROX $7.60. 161 PAGES. (AUTHOR/LY)
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Authoring Institution: George Peabody Coll. for Teachers, Nashville, TN.
Identifiers: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA