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ERIC Number: ED226787
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Pages: 107
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Community Survey, June, 1982.
Hastings, Chester R.
In summer 1982, a telephone survey was conducted by McLennan Community College (MCC) to determine the knowledge and opinions of McLennan County residents about the school. Interviews were conducted with 235 individuals, providing a sample in which people over 60 and between 18 and 21, females, and whites were overrepresented in terms of county demographics. The survey revealed: (1) over 85% of the respondents had been on the MCC campus, and over 41% had taken courses at the school; (2) respondents who had not previously attended a campus event expressed interest in lectures by prominent people, dramatic productions, and concerts; (3) over 90% of the respondents felt that MCC should offer education on a part-time basis, and provide occupational and transfer preparation; (4) 29% felt that MCC was satisfactorily disseminating information about its programs and services; however, a significant percentage of the respondents were not aware of MCC's entrance requirements or costs; (5) time conflicts with employment were cited by 45.9% of the respondents as their reason for not attending college courses; (6) 54% indicated an interest in avocational courses; (7) the most preferred class meeting times were weekday evenings and weekdays; and (8) overall the respondents expressed positive feelings about MCC. The study report presents survey responses to each question for respondents grouped by age, sex, ethnicity, educational attainment, income, job, and previous MCC attendance. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: McLennan Community Coll., TX.
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