ERIC Number: ED223269
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Honors Students. Maricopa Community Colleges, Spring 1981-82. Report No. 82-6.
The Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) instituted its honors program in spring 1981-82, enrolling a total of 194 students during the first term in honors courses offered at five of the colleges in the district. Almost 65% of the honors students were enrolled full-time, compared to 25% of all of the students in the district. While 54.5% of the students in the MCCCD were women, women represented 65.5% of the students enrolled in the honors courses. In general, the honors students were younger than the district population as a whole; however, a significant number of older students were also attracted to the honors program. Only 12 non-white students participated in the honors courses, although minority groups make up approximately 13.1% of the MCCCD student body and 19% of the population of Maricopa County. Compared to all MCCCD students, there was a greater percentage of honors students in the admission categories of "college transfer,""high school graduate," and "able and ambitious." Most of the honors participants (74.2%) were continuing students, 22.2% were new students, and 3.6% were former MCCCD students. Half of the honors students indicated that they were interested in transfer credit; 28.4% were interested in an occupational program; and 21.6% were interested in a general curriculum. Of the honors students, 55.2% had attended high school in Arizona and another 39.7% had attended high schools in other states. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maricopa County Community Coll. District, Phoenix, AZ.