ERIC Number: ED104507
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Students Receiving Veteran Benefits--Community Colleges, Spring 1975.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Recipients of veteran benefits at community colleges in Hawaii comprised 24 percent of the spring 1975 enrollees. The proportion varied by campus from 15 percent at Kapiolani to 31 percent at Leeward and Kauai. Veterans differ from the student body as a whole in terms of credit load carried and educational objectives; this may be a result of the conditions upon which veteran benefits are granted: veterans must have definite educational goals and receive stipends depending upon the credit loads carried. Sixty-seven percent of the veterans, compared to 56 percent of all students, were full-time. While veteran part-time students carried heavier credit loads (7.3 compared to 6.3), full-time veteran students carried slightly lighter credit loads (13.5 compared to 14.1). The 45,826 Student Contact Hours generated by the veterans comprised 26 percent of the total SCH recorded for the spring semester. Ninety-five percent sought associate degrees, one percent sought certificates, and only four percent were unclassified (compared to 11 percent unclassified for the student body). Fifty-two percent of the veterans were liberal arts majors and 44 percent were vocational majors. Veterans were predominantly male, married, older, and residents of the area near the college they attended. A table of data is appended. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii