ERIC Number: ED161472
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Student Profile Study: Sunnyvale Center--De Anza College--Fall 1977 and 1978.
Charles, Richard F.; Perkins, Marthalou
Students at the Sunnyvale Center of De Anza College, a satellite outreach facility offering learning, tutorial, and bilingual centers as well as other programs and classes, were surveyed in fall 1977 and fall 1978 regarding age, sex, race, employment, educational background, transportation, attendance at De Anza College, residence, use of student services, motivation, and interests. Results for the 1977 sample (N=301) and the 1978 sample (N=297) include the following, respectively: (1) demographically, 61% and 52% were between 24-49 years old, 70% and 63% were women, 62% and 44% were White, 16% and 33% Spanish-surnamed, and 14% and 16% Asian; (2) 42% and 29% had a high school diploma, and 53% and 61% had from two to four or more years of college education; (3) 51% and 53% worked full-time; (4) 59% and 60% enrolled in evening classes; (5) 59% and 69% attended only the center, while 26% and 28% also attended the main campus; (6) 33% and 31% used the bookstore, 21% and 22% the learning center, 13% and 11% counseling, 10% and 12% tutoring, 7% and 8% bilingual services, and 7% and 5% testing; (7) 36% and 47% attended the college for enrichment, 20% and 17% to update job skills, 19% and 14% to satisfy degree requirements, and 12% and 14% for transfer. The questionnaire is appended. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Age, Community Colleges, Community Education, Educational Background, Enrollment Influences, Ethnic Groups, Females, Males, Outreach Programs, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Interests, Student Personnel Services, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: De Anza Coll., Cupertino, CA.