ERIC Number: ED215717
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Comparison of Student Trends at Kansas Community Colleges with JCCC [Johnson County Community College].
In 1979, the Kansas Association of Community Colleges conducted a survey of students who had previously attended one of the state's 19 community colleges to determine their characteristics (i.e., sex, race, age, full-/part-time classification, and residence); academic characteristics (i.e., previous enrollment, reasons for college attendance, employment status while enrolled, length of enrollment, degrees received, withdrawals and transfers, and majors); present employment and perception of current job; transfer results; degrees; and ratings of programs and services. A comparison of the data pertaining specifically to Johnson County Community College (JCCC) with the data for community colleges statewide indicates a number of similarities. For example, the JCCC group resembled the statewide sample with respect to percentage of male enrollments, ethnic distribution, reasons for attending college, percentage earning an associate degree, common majors, percent currently employed, credits transferred, and ratings of vocational and transfer preparation. However, there were a number of observable differences between the two groups, including: (1) JCCC attracts an older student than other Kansas community colleges; (2) almost three times as many JCCC students attended college on a part-time basis as their statewide counterparts; (3) more JCCC students continued to reside in the community college district; and (4) JCCC students were more likely to be employed in jobs related to their field of study. The questionnaire and extensive data tables are included. (KL)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.