ERIC Number: ED067557
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Characteristics of Extramural Students in a Large Midwestern University.
Anderson, Thomas H.; York, Scott B.
A survey method of investigation was used to compare characteristics of students taking extramural classes in 1960 with those in 1971. A sample size of approximately 2,500 students is represented in the statistics. It was found that the percentage of students taking undergraduate courses had dramatically declined since the 1960 survey, while the percentage of graduate students had almost doubled. Also, a larger percentage of urban students and of female students was reported in 1971 than in 1960. The annual mean salary of students in 1971 was $11,526, approximately double that of students in 1960. The 1971 students were more inclined to take courses for (1) advancement and (2) to improve performance, and less inclined to take courses (1) to become better citizens, (2) for personal satisfaction, (3) for advanced degrees, or (4) for teachers certificates, than were the 1960 students. (Author/NF)
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Univ., Urbana. Div. of Univ. Extension.