ERIC Number: ED110102
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Profile of Students in North Carolina Community Colleges and Technical Institutes, 1974. Progress Report.
Shearon, Ronald W.; And Others
The objectives of this research project were to: (1) replicate and update data gathered in 1969 about North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) credit students; (2) provide a similar profile of non-credit students; (3) provide a profile of all North Carolina adults (over 18) in 1970 to serve as a comparison basis; (4) examine student value orientations toward education and reasons for attending institutions in the NCCCS; and (5) analyze the relationships found between selected programmatic, demographic, and socioeconomic variables. In order to achieve these objectives, a 45-item questionnaire was administered to 13,723 students enrolled in 16 NCCCS community colleges/technical institutes during the spring quarter of 1974; 10,074 (73 percent) were returned in usable form. Data presented includes demographic, socioeconomic, academic, and attendance characteristics for the entire sample, compared characteristics of curriculum vs. extension (non-credit) students, characteristics of students by major educational program area, characteristics of the adult population of the state, changes in credit student characteristics since 1968, student employment information, future plans of students by program area, and the institutional characteristics which influence student selection of a college. Sampling and data analysis techniques are detailed. (Author/DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Public Instruction, Raleigh. Occupational Research Unit.; North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina