ERIC Number: ED364637
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Apr-15
Reference Count: 0
Black Experience in Higher Education Grant. Minority Student Success Study.
Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.
To determine the satisfaction of minority students with the programs and services of Midlands Technical College, a survey of African American students was conducted in fall 1991. Surveys mailed to 2,217 students were returned by 252 (11 percent response rate). Students were asked about the racial atmosphere on campus, satisfaction with services and need for additional services, and basic demographic data. Twenty-six percent of those responding were male, and the average age was 27 years. There were no significant differences in the responses of males and females. At least 70 percent of the respondents agreed that their advisors helped them select courses that matched their interests and abilities, that students of various racial and ethnic backgrounds get along well, and that all students at the college feel welcomed. Twenty-two percent of the respondents indicated that they had experienced racism on campus. Classroom instruction and admissions programs were rated as excellent/good by over 70 percent of the respondents. Potential workshop topics and some services with which students were less satisfied are identified. An appendix contains the survey, some comments, a guide for focus group discussions planned for further study, and a financial report. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Black Students, Demography, Educational Attitudes, Educational Environment, Ethnic Groups, Mail Surveys, Minority Groups, Racial Bias, Racial Factors, Racial Relations, Satisfaction, Services, Student Attitudes, Student Experience, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Clemson Univ., SC. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Higher Education.
Authoring Institution: Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.
Identifiers: African Americans; Focus Groups Approach; Midlands Technical College SC