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ERIC Number: ED139480
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Los Angeles Community College District Student: Who, Where, Why, and How. Research Report 77-01.
A survey was administered to a representative sample of 8,500 students attending the nine colleges in the Los Angeles Community College District during fall 1977. The purposes of the survey were to determine the nature of students' educational goals, levels of college preparedness, extra-curricular interests, transportation patterns, student work loads, and income levels. Major findings of the survey showed: (1) 40% of the respondents indicated they attended an LACCD college to prepare for transfer, 27% to acquire and improve job skills, and 19% for assistance in choosing a career; (2) 44% chose their college because it was close to home while 16% cited low tuition as their reason; (3) 32% aspired to a baccalaureate, 16% to an Associate degree, and 28% to a graduate degree; (4) 65% held a high school diploma and 24% reported some college education; (5) 75% had already decided on a college major; (6) 52% had no interest in extra-curricular activities; (7) 57% lived less than six miles from their campus; (8) 75% worked while attending college, one-third more than 32 hours per week; and (9) over 50% reported personal incomes below $4,000 per year, 14% had no personal income, and 21% had personal incomes above $10,000. The data are analyzed according to a number of academic and demographic variables and a description of the sample is appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, College Choice, College Preparation, Community Colleges, Commuting Students, Demography, Educational Objectives, Ethnic Groups, Extracurricular Activities, Family Income, Institutional Research, Multicampus Districts, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.