ERIC Number: ED174274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Spring 1977 Survey of the Goals and Achievements of Students Enrolled in Spring 1973.
Stankovich, Mary Jo
A student follow-up study was conducted to determine the educational and career goals of students who were enrolled at Macomb County Community College (MCCC) and the degree to which they felt their goals had been met. A random sample of 2,066 students enrolled in Spring 1973 were surveyed by questionnaire in June 1977; 983 (55.9%) responded. The questionnaire sought information on age, sex, marital status, current employment, educational attainment, income, goals while enrolled at MCCC, and respondents' estimation of how well the college had met their needs. Responses were coded and tabulated with the Michigan Interactive Data Analysis Sytem (MIDAS) and one-way analysis of variance and multiple regression formulas were used where applicable. Results indicated: (1) the average age of males, females, and the total sample was 27; (2) 54% of the respondents were married; (3) 34% had incomes over $20,000 a year; (4) a large percentage of respondents either were still enrolled at MCCC or had graduated; (5) 89% of the respondents indicated they had met or surpassed their educational goals; (6) those who graduated from occupational programs and a much lower unemployment rate than the county average; and (7) of registration procedures, class scheduling, program offerings, instruction, and counseling and placement services, program offerings were rated highest and placement rated lowest. The survey instrument is appended. (DR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Age, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Income, Majors (Students), Males, Marital Status, Occupational Aspiration, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb County Community Coll., Warren, MI.