ERIC Number: ED149806
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes of High School Students Toward the Escrow Program at John Wood Community College, Quincy, Illinois. Institutional Research Report No. 6.
Hayes, Daniel T.
A survey was conducted among four area high schools participating in the John Wood Community College (Illinois) Escrow Program, which extends college credit to high school seniors taking specific courses offered by the high school, in order to determine the extent of student interest in the program. Administered to 52 Escrow students and 53 non-Escrow students, the questionnaire results indicated that: the high school students generally supported the Escrow concept, with over 71% of the Escrow participants and 65% of the non-participants wanting more college-level courses available during the senior year; the transferability of Escrow credit hours to colleges and universities was a concern of students uncertain about Escrow participation; non-participants attending classes offered for both high school and college credit were unaware that participants were subject to more difficult requirements; and, the typical $36 fee for a three-credit Escrow course was felt reasonable, and it appeared that a scholarship program aimed at those students who listed cost as a reason for not participating would not effectively increase student enrollment in the program. The survey instrument is appended. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Wood Community Coll., Quincy, IL.