ERIC Number: ED097035
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
They Come Part Time! A Study of the Part Time and Extension Student Population of Fall 1973.
Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
The part-time and extension student population of Mercer County Community College was surveyed in the fall of 1973 to provide information about the characteristics, perceptions, and activities of these students. The survey instrument developed for the study was the "Part Time and Extension Student Survey." A computer program for tabulating, cross-referencing, and printing the data was also developed. The survey was mailed to 3054 students of which 1,285 returned it. The results of the survey, which are discussed and tabulated, are presented under the following headings: Demographic Characteristics, Educational Goals and Achievements, Assessments of the College, and Desires and Preferences (where and when courses should be offered). These results show that a total of 38 percent of the students indicated that Occupational Upgrading was the major reason for attending the college; in contrast with full-time students, there were a number of differences in demographic characteristics, and the part-time student was also likely to be older. The part-time enrollment patterns suggest that the future growth of the college will be in its part-time student population. Thus, consideration should be given to the admissions and recruitment of these potential students, and the efforts of the college will need to be directed toward serving the continuing education needs of the county's population. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey