ERIC Number: ED101791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
Decision Time--1973: Will Maine Broaden the Base of Higher Education through Community Colleges? A Report to the State of Maine Higher Education Facilities Commission.
Stinchcomb, C. Larry
This study was commissioned to provide data related to program and facility needs of the community college proposed in the Lewiston-Auburn area. A brief history of the two-year college movement in general, and in Maine in particular, is followed by descriptions of three area surveys. The High School Survey of 2,246 junior and senior year students at seven local high schools found that 45 percent of the 1,486 students intending to continue education beyond high school would prefer to attend a low-cost local two-year college if one were available. Thirty-nine percent of the 662 students not intending to continue beyond high school indicated they would change their minds about continuing their schooling if a low-cost local community college were available. The Industrial Survey of 23 local businesses and industries found that approximately 10 percent of those presently employed needed their skills upgraded and that between 1972 and 1975 an additional 4,356 employees will be needed to fill anticipated vacancies and new positions. The Model Cities Survey found that higher wages and more jobs were the most important factors needed to improve area living conditions. Community suggestions and present area educational opportunities were recorded, and a report of existing and needed facilities, along with a report of potential building costs, is included. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Higher Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC. Div. of Academic Facilities.
Authoring Institution: Maine State Higher Education Facilities Commission, Augusta.
Identifiers - Location: Maine