ERIC Number: ED165853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: 0
LACC Student Survey--Fall 1978.
Gold, Ben K.
Los Angeles City College (LACC) students were surveyed to determine their demographic and academic characteristics, and their attitudes toward their education. Of a random sample of 2,000 day and evening students, 1,266 responded. Data from the fall 1978 survey are compared to those from a fall 1976 survey and to fall 1978 district-wide statistics. The principal reason for attending college given by both day (42%) and evening (53%) students was to "acquire or improve occupational or technical skills." The second most frequently given reason was to "prepare to transfer to a four-year college." Major reasons for attending LACC were that the college was close to home, had no tuition, and had a reputation for good teaching. When asked if they would attend LACC if tuition of about $5.00 per unit were charged, 25% indicated that they would attend, another 25% indicated that they would if they received financial aid, 25% indicated that they could not afford to attend, and the remaining 25% were uncertain. The principal study interest of day students was fine arts, with business and secretarial programs ranked second; among evening students, business was ranked first and fine arts ranked fourth. A bachelor's degree was sought by 60% of the respondents. About 60% of day students and 95% of evening students were employed. Teaching and the library were the highest ranked student services. Almost 20% had attended high school in a foreign country. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Age, Community Colleges, Educational Background, Ethnic Groups, Evening Students, Family Income, Females, Institutional Research, Males, Participant Satisfaction, School Demography, School Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Interests, Student Personnel Services, Tuition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles City Coll., CA.