ERIC Number: ED233772
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun-30
Reference Count: 0
Report of Results of Brookdale Community College High School Survey.
Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ. Office of Research and Development.
During the 1982-83 academic year, Brookdale Community College (BCC) conducted a survey of high school students in Monmouth County to gather information concerning students' educational goals, degree plans, college choice, knowledge about BCC, and personal characteristics. Of the 24 high schools receiving questionnaires, 19 distributed and collected surveys in a randomly selected homeroom. Of the 712 responding students, 98% were high school seniors, 56.8% were females, 81.7% were white, and 9.6% were black. The study demonstrated that: (1) 76.5% of the respondents planned to attend college; (2) 81.9% had talked to their parents and relatives about going to college, 73.6% had talked to a high school counselor, and 61.8% had talked to friends; (3) 64.2% indicated their main educational goal to be to acquire knowledge and skills directly applicable to their future jobs; (4) over 50% of the respondents indicated that variety of courses, cost, and major or program of study would be important in their selection of a college; and (5) 97.4% of the students knew about BCC prior to the survey and 57.4% had a favorable or very favorable impression of the school. Based on study findings, a series of recommendations were made concerning outreach and recruitment, e.g., that informational programs be directed toward parents, that current students and alumni be used in admissions programming, and that programs be developed to bring more high school students to campus. The questionnaire is appended. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Brookdale Community Coll., Lincroft, NJ. Office of Research and Development.