ERIC Number: ED136893
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
Hillsborough Community College, Dale Mabry Campus: Student and Course Survey.
Seniors, Alma L.
In the spring of 1976, 1,183 community services students were surveyed to obtain data to furnish a demographic description of the students, to serve as a basis for formulating future community services courses, and to serve as a basis for comparing yearly successes or failures of courses. Of those surveyed, 723 responded. Results of the survey showed the typical community services student to be married, female, and 34.5 years of age. While the largest single grouping of students (35%) reported completion of high school, approximately 20% had completed professional or post-graduate training. More than half reported annual household incomes of over $12,000. Over 60% of the students were taking courses to learn more about a specific subject, while 14% were taking courses to improve a specific skill. The majority had enrolled in at least one previous community services course. The respondents overwhelmingly preferred to attend classes on weekday evenings; Saturday classes were not favored. When responses to the 1976 students were compared to those of 1972 community services students, the two groups were found to differ significantly in all areas addressed by the survey other than sex, number of courses currently enrolled in, number of courses previously taken, and reasons for enrolling. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hillsborough Community Coll., Tampa, FL.