ERIC Number: ED253257
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Wayne County Community College Constituency Report.
In fall 1982, a telephone survey was conducted to determine the attitudes and opinions of residents of the Wayne County Community College (WCCC) District toward the college and its programs. Study findings, based on usable interviews with 295 District residents, included the following: (1) 35% of the respondents named WCCC as the community college they "think of first"; (2) campus availability was the principal reason given for recommending WCCC; (3) 62% of the respondents indicated they were not at all familiar with WCCC; (4) among those respondents who were familiar with WCCC, "access for women and minorities" and "availability of campus facilities" were rated highest and "quality of students" and "helpfulness of education in getting jobs" were rated lowest; (5) 50% of the respondents indicated that WCCC deserved more state support, and 54% were likely to vote for a millage increase for the college; (6) 19% of the respondents who attended college attended WCCC; (7) more than 25% of the respondents expected to take college courses within the next 6 months to 1 year, but most of these (71%) did not expect to be taking these courses at WCCC; and (8) 15% of the respondents had family members who had attended WCCC. The interview schedule is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wayne County Community Coll., Detroit, MI. Dept. of Development.