ERIC Number: ED179255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Survey of Educational Goals: Ocean County High School Juniors & Seniors, Spring, 1979. Report No. 78-79-05.
Parrish, Richard M.
A survey of 3,195 junior and senior students at 11 Ocean County high schools was conducted by Ocean County College (OCC) to determine students' post-secondary aspirations, student attitudes toward OCC, and the television and radio stations most popular among area high school students. Data, collected on a questionnaire distributed to English and history classes chosen by random or stratified random techniques, showed that 60% planned to attend college; 23% said that they "may attend" OCC, while 48% said they definitely would not. A total of 27 radio stations was mentioned by the students; channels 7, 4, and 2 of New York were the most popular television stations. The primary reasons for not wanting to attend OCC were: the desire to attend a four-year college (12.2%), lack of desired program at OCC (12.2%), unfamiliarity with OCC (10.2%), and the desire to live away from home (8.5%). Primary reasons for wanting to attend OCC were location (7.9%), "right college for me" (7.4%), OCC reputation (4.2%), and "good college if undecided" (4.1%). The college programs most preferred by all respondents and by those desiring to or undecided about attending OCC were transfer programs including business, fine/applied arts, education, health professions, and engineering. Data tables are included throughout the document. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, College Bound Students, College Choice, College Programs, Community Colleges, Enrollment Influences, High School Students, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Secondary Education, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Surveys, Tables (Data), Television Viewing, Transfer Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ocean County Coll., Toms River, NJ.