ERIC Number: ED152362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Montgomery College Student. A Profile of the Students Enrolled at Montgomery College During the Fall Semester of 1977.
Armstrong, David F.; Munson, Ann R.
Selected biographic and demographic characteristics of the 15,168 students enrolled at Montgomery College for fall 1977 were analyzed. Analysis showed: (1) the mean age for all students was 26.06 years; (2) 55% were female; (3) 71% were white, 8% black, 1% Spanish-American, and 14% foreign born; (4) 90% were Montgomery county residents; (5) approximately 19% of county public high school students entered the college in the fall following high school graduation, along with 4% of private school and 9% of parochial school graduates; (6) the average continuing college student had earned 12 credits; (7) 47% were non-matriculated, 39% were freshmen, and 14% sophomores; (8) just under one-third of the student body were enrolled in transfer and general education programs, while one-fifth were career students; (9) the modal credit hour load was three credits; (10) average grade point average was 2.6; (11) 771 were veterans, a level on par with the previous year's total of 773; (12) approximately one-fourth planned to graduate during the current year; and (13) two-thirds were employed, with the majority holding full-time jobs; 37% reported employment in fields related to their studies. Data on student characteristics by campus (Rockville, Takoma Park, and Germantown) and profiles of credit and non-credit community services students are included. (TR)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age, College Credits, Community Colleges, Community Services, Day Students, Ethnic Groups, Evening Students, Females, Foreign Students, Grade Point Average, Males, Noncredit Courses, Place of Residence, School Demography, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Veterans
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.
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