ERIC Number: ED108720
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
A Demographic Profile of Incoming Matriculated Students, Spring, 1975. Research Report, BBC 3-75.
Eagle, Norman; And Others
This study presents non-scholastic, non-cognitive factors which a previous study at Bronx Community College (BCC) showed were highly related to student persistence: sex, ethnic group, veteran status, age, income, home ownership, size of household, primary language spoken as a child, parental education, educational aspiration level, satisfaction with BCC curriculum, and counseling needs. The data indicates that the proportion of male students exceeded female entrants for the first time since the implementation of open admissions; that almost one-half of the males entering spring semester are veterans; that 62 percent of all entering students are above 21 years of age; that the racial and ethnic distribution among entrants is 50 percent Black, 30 percent Puerto Rican (Spanish surname), 15 percent non-Spanish Caucasian; that the majority of students come from families with less than $7,000 yearly income; that 60-65 percent of their parents did not graduate from high school; that 75 percent aspired to a minimum of a bachelor's degree; and that financial and career-academic counseling are the strongest counseling needs expressed by the students. Twelve tables are included. (RL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.