ERIC Number: ED099023
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Report on the Results of the Administration of the Student Characteristics Survey.
Miller, H. Lynn
A Student Characteristics Module was developed as part of the Needs Assessment Project of the Central Florida Community Colleges' Consortium. Utilizing student admissions applications, a student characteristics survey was made of the personal and socioeconomic characteristics of 2,905 students admitted to Central Florida Community College 1971-73. Sixteen major fields of study were identified and cross-tabulated against 15 characteristics: sex, marital status, number of dependents, race, full-time or part-time status, father's occupation, father's education, mother's occupation, mother's education, student's daily round-trip commuting mileage, source of financial support, family income, total score on the Florida Twelfth Grade Placement Test (FTGPT), rank in high school graduating class, and age. In addition, each characteristic was cross-tabulated against two broad classifications of students--those intending to obtain an Associate of Arts (AA) degree and those intending to obtain an Associate of Science (AS) degree. Results of the survey showed no significant differences in sex or racial distribution in the two degree areas. The AA students were, however, more likely to be single than the AS students and were more likely to be full-time students. The educational backgrounds of the AA students' parents tended to be stronger than those of the AS students' parents. The AA students' scores on the FTGPT were somewhat higher than those in the AS group. As a group, the AS students ranked lower in their high school graduating class and relied much less on their parents for financial support. The college's black students tended to enroll heavily in some programs but infrequently in others. (Twenty tables provide the survey data.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Central Florida Community Coll., Ocala.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title III