ERIC Number: ED238489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Nov
Reference Count: 0
JCCC's Public Image: Survey Findings.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.; Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Public Information Office.
A study was conducted by Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to assess public perceptions of the college. The survey was administered in spring 1982 to approximately 3,000 randomly selected households in Johnson County. Study findings, based on responses from 615 residents, revealed: (1) nearly 99% of all respondents had previously heard of the college, 96% thought JCCC had a good reputation, 95% felt that it provided a good education, and 92% indicated that it gave the community "its money's worth"; (2) the respondents from the northwestern and southern areas of the county were much more likely to have been enrolled or be planning to enroll in classes than the respondents from the northeastern and central areas; (3) students between the ages of 15 and 23 enrolled in classes primarily to earn a bachelor's degree, respondents from 24 to 39 years generally intended to prepare for new jobs or advance in present jobs, and respondents over 40 years predominantly enrolled for personal improvement and enrichment; (4) the respondents received information about JCCC from personal contacts, area newspapers, and class schedules; (5) the preferred sources of information on the college were direct mail and newspapers; and (6) the college was rated highest by the respondents in providing transfer instruction, lifelong learning, and job skills training. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Descriptors: College Attendance, Community Attitudes, Community Colleges, Community Surveys, Individual Characteristics, Information Sources, Institutional Evaluation, Participant Satisfaction, Public Opinion, Questionnaires, School Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.; Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Public Information Office.
Identifiers: Kansas (Johnson County)