ERIC Number: ED151049
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Oct
A Demographic Profile of Incoming Matriculated Students, Fall, 1977. Research Report: BCC 3-77.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Demographic data were compiled on incoming fall 1977 freshmen at Bronx Community College (BCC), including sex, age, ethnic group, veteran status, satisfaction with BCC curriculum, highest expected educational level, number living in household, parental education, total household income, counseling requests, marital status, employment status, and area of residency. Findings revealed: numbers of female students (59%) exceeded males (41%) in the exact proportion as in the two previous fall semesters; for the first time in the college's history, the hispanic population equalled the black population; the median age was 19.5, about 1.5 years greater than in fall 1976; only 3.5% were older than 26; one out of every two males was a veteran; there was a slight decrease in satisfaction with curriculum placements, 53% as opposed to 58% in fall 1976, although only 2% were dissatisfied; one out of three students spoke a language other than English at home as a child; 42% expected to earn a bachelor's, another 18% a master's, and 10% a doctoral or professional degree; 48% in 1977 as opposed to 38% in 1976 came from families with less than $5,000 yearly income; and financial aid and curriculum and career counseling continued to constitute the strongest areas of need. Forty-seven tables are included. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.