ERIC Number: ED125717
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of the Continuing Education Student at Montgomery College.
Geer, Howard S.
In order to determine the characteristics of the noncredit Community Services student at Montgomery College, data gathered from the 7,905 registrations received between May 1975 and March 1976 were tabulated and analyzed. Results indicate that the typical student is a 25-34 year old female secretary or housewife, living in the Gaithersburg area, and enrolling in only one course at a time. About two-thirds of the Community Services students were enrolled for the first time during the time period studied; another 21% had enrolled in one course previously. The age range of these students was from 10 years to 87 years. Approximately 18% of the students were between the ages of 25 and 29, while another 17% were between the ages of 30 and 34. Ten percent of the students were over 60 years of age. The male/female ratio was 42% to 58%, respectively. The largest occupational group identified was secretaries, while housewife/homemaker and manager were the next most common occupations represented. Other occupations in the top ten were retired persons, architects and engineers, students, secondary school teachers, real estate and insurance agents, professional and technical managers, and clerk typists. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD.