ERIC Number: ED115324
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Community Colleges: A Study of the College Concept in British Columbia.
Dennison, John D.; And Others
This document provides an overview and summary of the findings of 14 separate studies conducted as part of a project to evaluate the impact of the nine British Columbia community colleges with respect to students, the higher education system, and the community at large. In the course of the four-year project, data were gathered on academic ability and achievement, opinions and expectations, and socioeconomic characteristics of first-year students entering postsecondary institutions in British Columbia (community colleges, universities, vocational schools, and a technical institute). Surveys were conducted of all public college faculty and the Grade 12 public school population. Past enrollments, costs, and financing at all postsecondary institutions were analyzed in order to assess the impact of the community colleges on the higher education system. Socioeconomic profiles were constructed of each community supporting a college. The Vancouver area was studied in depth, including followup studies of community college graduates and transfer students, and surveys of the views of residents and the business community toward the community colleges. Maps, tables, and charts are included throughout, and the questionnaires used in the impact study are appended. (BB)
Descriptors: Aspiration, College Faculty, Community Benefits, Community Study, Costs, Demography, Educational Finance, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Surveys, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Research Methodology, State Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges
B. C. Research, 3650 Wesbrook Crescent, Vancouver, Canada V6S 2L2 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Research Inst. of British Columbia, Vancouver.; Donner Canadian Foundation.; Vancouver Foundation (British Columbia).; British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
Authoring Institution: B. C. Research, Vancouver (British Columbia).
Identifiers - Location: Canada