ERIC Number: ED101762
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Age Analysis of Regular Program Students Enrolled Fall 1974 Semester.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.
Of 3,393 students on the campuses of Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Colleges and at George County Occupational Training Center in 1974, 82 percent were full-time, 18 percent were part-time, 68 percent were freshmen (many of whom were vocational students), and 32 percent were sophomores (few of whom were vocational students). Fifty-nine percent of the full-time freshmen and 49 percent of the part-time freshmen were 19 or under. A comparison of full-time freshmen in 1973 and 1974 shows that the average age has increased from 22 to 23.4. In 1974, the average age of freshmen vocational students was 29.7, whereas the average age of freshmen technical and academic students was 22.7 and 20.3 respectively. The average sophomore student was almost two years older than the average freshman student. The average age of sophomore vocational students was 45, whereas the average age of sophomore technical and academic students was 25.3 and 22.2 respectively. Alternative recruitment methods to attract more vocational and technical students are recommended. (DC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.