ERIC Number: ED113003
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of First-Time Students at Virginia Community Colleges, 1973-74.
Trufant, John E.; And Others
During 1973-74, information was collected from nearly 30,000 first-time students at Virginia's 23 community colleges, using the student data form which is appended. The findings were processed by computer, and are organized into five parts: (1) demographic characteristics, including sex, race, age, marital status, home area, and distance from home to college; (2) academic characteristics, in terms of high school curriculum and class standing; (3) socioeconomic background, including parents' education, occupation, and income, and students' income; (4) educational and occupational goals; (5) means of transportation to college. The population included higher percentages of older students, married students, veterans, and military personnel than in national norm group populations. Most new students had been in a general or college preparatory curriculum during high school. Although high school class standing did not prove a reliable indicator of general program choice, many students' career and academic choices and goals seemed to reflect their parents' socioeconomic background. The narrative is accompanied by frequent tabulations, and a more detailed breakdown of the data by sex, race, program area, and full or part-time status is appended. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.