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ERIC Number: ED066158
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 44
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Montgomery Community College Profile of Entering Freshmen, Fall 1971.
Gell, Robert L., Comp.
This is a profile of 2,578 freshmen students at Montgomery College (Maryland), fall 1971. Data are presented in the following areas: (1) academic potentials, including ACT scores and high school grades; (2) goals and aspirations; (3) student personnel needs in the areas of housing, transportation, financial welfare, special programs, and extracurricular activities; (4) influences and factors in choosing a college; and (5) demographic information. This study was intended to assist faculty and counselors in advising, counseling, and planning, in addition to determining unique characteristics of the local population. Some findings were: (1) while Montgomery College students scored consistently higher on ACT than other junior college students in the state, they received lower high school grades; (2) compared to the national average for college freshmen, Montgomery students tend less toward education and science in their proposed major; (3) almost 70% planned to earn a BA or higher; (4) local students expressed less interest in student government, debating, and group participation, and more interest in art and acting, than the average college student nationally; (5) finding employment was seen as a problem for 13% of the local students; (6) important factors in choosing the college were the special curriculum and location; and (7) family income was considerably higher than the national norm. (RN)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.
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