ERIC Number: ED248916
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Sociological Analysis of Selected Student Enrollment Traits for Fall 1979.
Kassebaum, Peter A.
In fall 1979, a study was conducted to determine the characteristics (i.e., age, sex, ethnicity, residence, class level, student status, and part-/full-time status) of students enrolled in the credit program at College of Marin (CM). Information provided by the Office of the Chancellor for California Community Colleges permitted a comparison of CM data with state and regional statistics on credit enrollments in community colleges. Study findings, based on an analysis of data on 6,762 CM students, 260,624 community college students in the Bay Area, and 1,042,496 community college students in California, included the following: (1) 34.5% of the CM students attended college on a full-time basis, compared to 25.13% of the Bay Area students and 25.58% of the state population; (2) 57.13% of the CM students were under 25 years of age, compared to a state figure of 49.06% and a regional figure of 45.19%; (3) CM registered a smaller percentage of ethnic enrollments than either the Bay Area of state profiles; (4) 48.39% of the CM students were continuing students, 22.14% were new students, and 15.5% were new transfers; (5) 64.6% of the CM students were freshmen, 9.8% were sophomores, and 14.9% had a baccalaureate degree; and (6) over 50% of the students in all three groups were female. The study report includes a sociological analysis of findings and recommendations for further research. (LAL)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: College of Marin CA
Note: Ed.D. Practicum, Nova University.