ERIC Number: ED038575
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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A Study of Adult Degree Programs in Selected American Colleges and Universities.
Traver, Jimmy Lee
This study investigated the extent of the interest and needs of adult citizens of the Greater Metropolitan Salt Lake City area, insofar as adult degree programs were concerned, and made a thorough analysis of adult degree programs currently in operation in American colleges and universities, with implications for adoption of such programs at the University of Utah. Based upon the analysis and isolation of 13 factors the degree programs of 17 institutions were placed in three categories: traditional degree programs administratively modified; adult degree programs in circular transition; and programs designed especially for an elite population. After the summaries were categorized, a model graphically depicting each program was designed. A specially designed questionnaire was used for a pilot study and subsequently for the final study which included 3,153 adults who were randomly selected from the Polk's Salt Lake City and Suburban directories. Usable questionnaires were received from 603 respondents. The data indicate that there is considerable demand for an adult degree program. Extrapolation of returns on the basis of a total population (252,946) reveals that there are 16,694 randomly selected persons interested in such a program. Characteristics of these persons are given. (Several pages have blurred print). (Author/NL)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Colleges, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Demand, Educational Needs, Individual Characteristics, Program Content, Questionnaires, Special Degree Programs, Surveys, Universities
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Identifiers: Utah (Salt Lake City)
Note: Ph. D. Thesis