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ERIC Number: ED131884
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Nov-15
Pages: 63
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The Effectiveness of "Study Unlimited" in Serving New Student Populations in the Community.
Stevens, Mary A.
This study evaluates the effectiveness of Study Unlimited, an off-campus instructional program cooperatively offered at area public libraries by Black Hawk College and the River Bend Library System (Illinois), in serving "new" student populations (adults over 25, males employed full-time, housewives, ethnic minorities, and adults attending college part-time) by removing the barriers of time and location. Study Unlimited offers regular college credit courses on a variable-entry, self-paced basis by use of instructional media. Demographic characteristics of the Study Unlimited (SU) population are compared to those of the general college and the college district. Results show that SU students were older than the general college population, 82% of the SU students were part-timers, over 65% were employed, over 61% were married, over 46% were new to Black Hawk College, over 57% were females, and there were no racial/ethnic group differences in distribution between SU students and the general college population. While the SU students differed somewhat from the college district population, notably in terms of ethnic group membership, they were similar in terms of sex, employment, and marital status. A bibliography is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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