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ERIC Number: ED172872
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 96
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The Non-Credit Student: Characteristics, Educational Needs, and Satisfaction with Montgomery College.
Wenckowski, Charlene; And Others
Students (N=2,780) enrolled in Montgomery College's Community Services Program (MCCSP) in non-credit, continuing education courses during Fall 1978 were surveyed to identify the population being served by the program; the extent of their satisfaction with it and its relevance to their employment; how they learned of the courses; and their future course needs. Respondents (74% of those surveyed) were compared to the Montgomery County population in general, and to 16,770 individuals who were enrolled in a non-credit course in October 1978, and who responded to the same questionnaire administered statewide. The typical MCCSP student was female (63%), between 25 and 44 years of age (55%), a United States citizen (95%), white (90%), and employed full-time (58%); had earned a bachelor's degree or higher (51%); and was likely to be employed in a business-related, service, or government occupation. The MCCSP sample tended to be younger and better educated than the statewide sample. Half of the MCCSP students and 55% of the statewide respondents were "extremely satisfied" with the courses, citing "quality of instruction" most frequently as the reason. "Inconvenient location of courses" was cited most often as a reason for dissatisfaction. MCCSP students were more likely to have enrolled for career-related reasons. (DR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers: Student Objectives
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