ERIC Number: ED180571
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
The LACCD Student: Who, Where, Why, & How.
McCuen, John T.; Erickson, Lowell J.
A survey of 7% of all students attending classes in the Los Angeles Community College District during Fall, 1978, was conducted to determine educational and career goals and interests, levels of college preparation, commuting patterns, employment while attending college, personal or parental income, attitudes toward tuition, marital status, interest in child development centers, and evaluation of college services. Major findings, based on responses of over 8,500 students, indicated that: (1) the most cited reason for attending college was to develop occupational or technical skills; (2) proximity of college to home was the most important reason for selecting a particular district college; (3) business and secretarial courses attracted the most interest among students (4) 32% of the respondents indicated the bachelor's degree as their highest academic goal; (5) 51% did not take college preparatory courses in high school; (6) 77% used a car to commute to school; (7) 80% worked full- or part-time while attending college; (8) of those who indicated a parental income, 52% reported an annual income over $15,000; (9) of those reporting personal incomes, 52% had annual earnings under $4,000; and (10) teaching received the highest rating of any college service. The survey report includes data tables and discussions for each question and compares results of 1976 and 1978 surveys. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Child Development Centers, College Preparation, Community Colleges, Income, Marital Status, Multicampus Districts, Occupational Aspiration, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Student Personnel Services, Student Transportation, Surveys, Tuition, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Div. of Educational Planning and Development.
Identifiers - Location: California