ERIC Number: ED103030
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
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Wilkes Community College Students: A Comparison and Profile.
Gloster, Emily D.
This study was undertaken as a pilot project to establish a student profile system on community college students. The data gathered from 1,057 questionnaires (a return rate of 88 percent) included age, sex, marital status, military status, father's background, high school background, employment status, and attitudes and perceptions. The data was categorized by degree program, academic classification, day school student body/night school student body, total student body/Wilkes County census data, and total student body/North Carolina census data. The average age of the college transfer student at Wilkes Community College is 25.2 years, the average age of the technical student is 28.5 years, and the average age of the vocational student is 22 years. The ratio of men to women is approximately two to one. The majority of the students are married and are employed, but these employed students are not working primarily to finance their education. A large number of the students are veterans. The majority of the students' fathers are owners of small business, skilled laborers, or unskilled laborers. The students in large majority rated their chances for achieving their goal at Wilkes Community College as high or very high, and rated their chances for achieving their desired degree level as high or very high. (Author/AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina