ERIC Number: ED196486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Putting Learning to Work: A Profile of Students in North Carolina Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, and Technical Colleges. A Summary of Research Findings.
Shearon, Ronald W.; And Others
Selected findings are presented from a Spring 1979 survey of 16,408 students enrolled in 57 North Carolina community/technical colleges and technical institutes. The study report is organized to answer seven research questions. (1) Who are the students being served by the North Carolina community college system? This section provides profiles of several student subgroups in terms of their age, sex, race, marital status, employment status, income, enrollment patterns, and educational background. Curriculum students, and within this category, college transfer, general education, special credit, technical, and vocational students, are profiled, as are continuing education students, that is, occupational and academic extension, and fundamental education students. (2) What are the major differences between curriculum and continuing education students? (3) To what extent are these students representative of the North Carolina adult population? (4) How are these student profiles changing? (5) What factors are related to students' choice of institution? This section considers the influence of institutional characteristics, students' educational interests, distance to classes, financial aid, and other student services. (6) How did students learn of institutional offerings and who influenced their attendance decisions? (7) What are students' employment and educational plans? (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Occupational Education Research Services.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.
Identifiers: North Carolina