ERIC Number: ED231465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-23
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Students Attending the Hawthorne and Northeast Centers. Volume 12, No. 10.
Howard, William; And Others
A study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to develop a profile of students attending the college's new Northeast Center and to compare these students with those attending classes at the old Hawthorne Center and the college's main campus. Surveys were mailed to 103 degree credit students and 97 continuing education students attending the Hawthorne Center in 1981 and to 114 degree credit students and 86 continuing education students attending the Northeast Center in 1982. Study findings, based on responses from 76% of the Hawthorne Center students and 81% of the Northeast Center students, included the following: (1) degree credit students attending the two centers, while the same age as their counterparts on the main campus, were less likely to be single and to have transfer plans, and were more likely to be new students, to be part-time students, to have prior college experience, and to be employed full-time; (2) 41% of the degree center students who attended the centers first heard about WRHC through the semester schedule mailed to their household, while only 10% of the students attending the main campus first heard about the school in this way; (3) students attending the two centers were more likely to live farther away from their classes than were students attending the main campus; and (4) for Northeast Center students, place of residence was more relevant to attending the center than location of employment. The survey instrument and detailed data tables are included. (Author/HB)
Descriptors: College Choice, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Family Characteristics, Institutional Evaluation, Multicampus Colleges, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.