ERIC Number: ED168644
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
High School Juniors: Their Career Aspirations, Educational Plans, and Perceptions of Howard Community College.
In order to be able to more effectively serve the Howard County high school graduate, Howard Community College (HCC) surveyed high school juniors in spring 1978 as to their career interests and educational plans, their attitudes toward the college and its recruitment efforts, and their reading and listening habits (for advertising purposes). Responses to the survey came from 1,119 students or 61%. Some of the findings include the following: (1) nearly all career interests of juniors could be accommodated through HCC major programs; (2) 10% of the students planning college attendance planned to attend HCC; (3) students were dissatisfied with the variety of courses and programs at HCC; (4) students' attitudes toward the college were moderately positive; and (5) college recruitment efforts were inconsistent and inadequate around the county. Recommendations to improve attitudes, recruitment efforts, and the college's success in enrolling recent high school graduates are included in this report. Appendices contain the survey instrument, and attitudinal response items tabled by specific high schools, sex, HCC attendance plans, and adequacy of recruitment information rated by high schools. (Author/MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.