ERIC Number: ED224517
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun-4
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of Citizens' Views about Brookdale Community College.
Ryan, Jerry; Juba, Susan
In 1982, Brookdale Community College (BCC) conducted a community survey to determine whether there were any differences in knowledge, use, or support of BCC within Monmouth County (NJ) by residential areas, household income, or demographic indicators such as age, sex, or ethnicity; and to identify any unmet educational needs in the county. Surveys were mailed to all 195,320 households in the county, and 11,435 responses were received for a return rate of 5.9%. Selected findings included the following: (1) 93.4% of the respondents indicated some knowledge of BCC; (2) 41.3% were very satisfied and 40.1% were satisfied with the college's programs and services; (3) there were no significant differences in attitude toward or knowledge of Brookdale based on residential proximity to the college; (4) middle and higher income respondents were more aware of and satisfied with the college than lower income respondents; (5) while Asian and White respondents tended to be more aware of BCC than Black or Hispanic respondents, White and Black respondents tended to be more satisfied with BCC's services; (6) women respondents were significantly more knowledgeable about BCC and more satisfied with its programs than men; and (7) while respondents in the youngest age category (19 or under) were the most knowledgeable about BCC, they were also the least satisfied age group. The survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ. Office of Research and Development.
Note: Prepared by the Research and Development Office.