ERIC Number: ED107341
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Profile Characteristics of Entering Students: 1974-75.
Alfred, Richard L.
The profile data in this report were obtained from the administration of the biographical inventory of the Career Guidance Program to students entering New York City Community College during fall semester 1974. Usable inventories were completed and returned by 3,564 students. The two basic purposes of the study were: (1) to describe and analyze the characteristics of students entering a multicampus urban community college, and (2) to examine this population in context with the other student populations in a national cross-section of two- and four-year institutions. Data for various subgroups (transfer/precareer/continuing, day/evening, full-time/part-time, male/female) and for differing age groups within each subgroup are presented in tabular form. A total of 42 student characteristic variables are described, and grouped into four major categories: (1) basic classification variables--age, sex, enrollment status, race, marital status; (2) demographic variables--residence, commuting distance, plans for employment, annual family income, parents' occupations; (3) intellective variables--GPA, other institutions attended; and (4) perceptual-attitudinal variables--reasons for college selection, need for counseling, future plans. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New York City Technical Coll., Brooklyn.