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ERIC Number: ED112981
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jul-11
Pages: 53
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The Part-Time Student: Harrisburg Area Community College.
Ebersole, Jay F.
In order to study part-time student data, every part-time student officially enrolled for the spring term, 1975, at Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) in Pennsylvania was identified through college computerized records. Meanwhile, a comparison of enrollment trends was made from officially audited enrollment statistics covering the period 1970-75. This comparison depicted total enrollments, full-time and part-time equated students, and full-time and part-time enrollments. In addition, a hand count of the first 50 percent alphabetical sample of individual part-time student registrations was made to determine the ratios of daytime to nighttime students, and male to female daytime part-timers. The Nominal Group Process was applied to an evening Education 101 class of part-time students to determine what problems such students experience at HACC. The part-time student enrollment at HACC has increased from 33 percent to 50 percent during the past five years. A survey of the related literature indicates that this trend is nationwide. Although the literature stereotypes the part-time student as an evening adult student, a large number of young daytime students are enrolled part-time at HACC. The author recommends that programs be developed to accommodate contemporary part-time student needs. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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