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ERIC Number: ED125727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976
Pages: 145
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A Community College Student Profile with Implications for Student Personnel Services.
Ebersole, Jay F.
In the decade since Harrisburg Area Community College (HACC) has been in operation, its student body composition has changed from a 70/30 ratio of full-time to part-time students in l964 to a 50/50 balance in 1974. This study was designed to determine what changes in the student profile have taken place corresponding to the change in student body composition, and to develop a model for modifying the HACC student services program to reflect those changes. Existing data indicated that, compared to the average HACC student of 1969, the average HACC student of l975 is older, more likely to be a part-time student, more likely to be female, and less likely to plan to transfer to a four-year college. Interviews with several representative groups of students showed that negative reaction to student services was centered on faculty advising, career counseling and job placement, and accessibility of services. The study includes a review of the pertinent literature; an analysis of HACC enrollment trends (1968-1975); a review of the characteristics of full-time, part-time, adult, and non-credit students enrolled during fall 1975; and a comparison of student opinion concerning student services in 1972 and in 1975. Based on this information, a dynamic participatory model for student services is presented. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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