ERIC Number: ED027864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Nov-28
Reference Count: 0
Recruitment Survey, 1968; An Institute Research Report.
Erie County Technical Inst., Buffalo, NY.
This third report in a series was designed to inform the faculty of certain student attitudes. Of the 2409 students registered in September 1968, 1982 responded to a questionnaire. They were asked to say if they were in the program of most interest to them, if they had been uncertain of their career plans when they enrolled, and who or what influenced their choice of this particular program (out of 17). They were also asked which recruitment practice had most influenced their choice of this particular college. Sixty-nine per cent said they were in the program that most interested them, 222 said they were not, and 378 were undecided. One hundred forty-one had been uncertain about their plans when they enrolled; 59% chose their program to train for a good job; 16% wanted a degree in less than four years; 21% felt unqualified for senior college; only 35 wanted to postpone military service. The most influential recruitment factors were, in order: (1) high school counselor, (2) college counselor, (3) parents or other adults, (4) friends, and (5) brochures, leaflets, etc. available from counselors. Factors of little influence were: (1) college-and-career days in high school, (2) mass media such as mailings, newspapers, public displays, posters, billboards, etc. These results show that the career days at the high schools could stand re-evaluation and improvement as recruitment devices. The report also notes that this area survey shows results almost identical to a 1968 national survey. (HH)
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Authoring Institution: Erie County Technical Inst., Buffalo, NY.
Identifiers: New York