ERIC Number: ED099019
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
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A Picture of Change: Characteristics and Trends of Harford Community College Students.
A report that describes some of the characteristics of Harford Community College students is summarized. The 12 variables investigated in order to develop a description of the student population and pinpoint trends were: (1) part-time students--the proportion of part-time students was found to be rising dramatically; (2) Age--the average age of the students was rising significantly; (3) Sex--the proportion of women had increased greatly, especially among part-time students; (4) Marital status--the proportion of single persons had dropped significantly; (5) Ethnic background--the racial mixture had not changed significantly during three years; (6) Residence--more students were coming from Harford County, and mostly from five areas in the county; (7) Employment--nearly one-third of the students were unemployed, but nearly one-half worked 40 hours or more per week; (8) Financial aid--the proportion of students with veteran's benefits increased 12 percent; (9) Curriculum--the proportion of students in general studies doubled in four years; (10) Credit load--there was a significant reduction in the average course load; (11) Grades--the average Quality Point Index increased slightly during the past six years; and (12) Noncredit enrollment--the number of students enrolled in noncredit courses increased seven times faster than enrollment in credit courses during the past eight years. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Harford Community Coll., Bel Air, MD.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland