ERIC Number: ED116761
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
A Profile of Forest Park Community College Students, Fall 1974.
Weinbach, Lana J.
In fall 1974, Forest Park Community College (FPCC), a predominantly black, inner-city two-year college in St. Louis, Missouri, participated in the Cooperative Institutional Research Program, which is conducted annually to provide normative data on first-time freshmen students entering a national sample of colleges and universities. At FPCC, a total of 1,671 first-time freshmen completed the questionnaire, representing 83 percent of the first-time freshmen enrolled. A random sample of 1,515 returning students also completed the form. The first six tables presented here compare the characteristics of first-time freshmen at FPCC with those of the national norm for first-time freshmen at two-year public colleges. The remaining six tables compare the characteristics of first-time freshmen at FPCC with those of returning students at FPCC. Factors considered include (1) biographic and demographic data; (2) reasons for college choice, career goals, and educational goals; (3) income data and sources of financial support; (4) personal objectives and self-assessment; and (5) attitudes toward political issues, general issues, and college issues. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Louis Community Coll. at Forest Park, MO.