ERIC Number: ED032073
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Jul
Reference Count: 0
Socio-Economic Profile of Credit Students in the North Carolina Community College System. Final Report.
Bolick, Gerald M.
The primary purpose of this study is to provide an up-to-date report on certain social and economic characteristics of credit students enrolled in a newly established comprehensive community college system. A socioeconomic data sheet was constructed by the writer and completed by 11,184 students enrolled in 42 North Carolina community colleges and technical institutes. Comparisons were made between North Carolina students and those in other states, in addition to comparisons among the program areas and among curriculums within the occupational programs. The study indicates that the community colleges and technical institutes, through the open-door policy, have successfully extended universal education beyond the high school. But certain factors should be strengthened if these institutions are to provide a sound educative program for all the community. The results of the study indicate that there should be a determined effort to provide additional opportunities for the lower socioeconomic groups, the female, the evening student, and the student over 25. Social activities and the housing situation should be reviewed and adapted to the local situation. A more coordinated effort among the high schools, the community colleges and technical institutes, and the senior colleges is needed to provide a sound educative program for all the community. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Identifiers: North Carolina