ERIC Number: ED107340
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Expressed Educational Objectives, 1968-1973 [and] Students "Undecided" as to Educational Objectives.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
This document consists of two reports about trends in the expressed educational objectives of students applying for admission to the City College of San Francisco. The first report reveals that between 1968 and 1973: (1) the balance between students choosing transfer or semi-professional programs has shifted toward the latter; (2) student interest has increased in the fields of health services, accounting, art and architecture, broadcasting, liberal arts and general education, technical engineering, protective services (criminology and fire science), biology, chemistry, library technology, and ornamental horticulture; (3) student interest has declined in the fields of teaching, commercial art, interior decorating, general business, data processing, professional engineering, mathematics, and social work; (4) more females are selecting majors in previously male-dominated fields; (5) and the percentage of students who were Undecided regarding career plans increased from 25 percent to 32 percent. The second report compares Undecided students with students expressing objectives and notes differences--lower reading skills, a tendency toward part-time attendance, lower GPA, and less persistence for Undecided students. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.