ERIC Number: ED115351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland Community Colleges Student Follow-Up Study: First-Time Students, Fall 1971.
Hurley, Rodney G.
The annual statewide student follow-up studies conducted in Maryland are designed to establish a longitudinal data base on students attending Maryland community colleges, to identify student educational objectives at the time of entry, to provide an evaluation of Maryland's community colleges, and to establish a student-to-institution information feedback process. The surveys investigate five areas: (1) student academic and demographic characteristics; (2) student goals or primary reasons for attending a community college; (3) student employment experiences; (4) student transfer experiences and performances at other postsecondary institutions; and (5) student perceptions of the community college environment and services. The first survey, conducted in 1974, covered students who were first-time community college students in fall 1970; this, the second survey, was conducted in 1975 and covers students who were first-time community college students in fall 1971. The report discusses the findings and includes tables of data, comparing the results of the first and second surveys. In addition, it describes the procedures used in administering the questionnaires and collecting the data, and details the sequential sampling techniques employed in the non-respondent survey. The survey instruments are appended. (DC)
Descriptors: College Environment, Databases, Educational Objectives, Employment Experience, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Research Methodology, Sampling, State Surveys, Statewide Planning, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland