ERIC Number: ED192855
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Oct
Reference Count: 0
A Demographic Profile of Incoming Matriculated Students, Fall, 1979.
On a series of tables, data profile the affective and demographic characteristics of 1,500 regularly matriculated students who entered Bronx Community College (BCC) in Fall 1979. The data, collected on a specially prepared Freshman Information Form, indicate the level of satisfaction with the college curriculum, the primary language spoken at home, student educational objectives, the types of households students live in, the number of people living in students' households, household income, highest educational level attained by parents, the need for counseling services, marital status, and residency. Each of these areas is analyzed in terms of students' sex, ethnicity, veteran status, and employment status. Selected findings include the following: (1) 60% of the entering students were females; (2) 48% of the students were Hispanic and 40% were Black; (3) the median age of the students was 20 years; (4) 50% of the entering males were veterans; (5) 33% of the students spoke English as a second languate; (6) 45% came from households with an annual income of less than $5,000; (7) only 22% of the students expected to earn nothing higher than an associate degree; and (8) financial aid and career planning were the two most cited areas of counseling need. Included in the report is a discussion of the representativeness of the respondent sample. (JP)
Descriptors: Age, Black Students, Community Colleges, Demography, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Females, Language Dominance, Males, Parent Background, Puerto Ricans, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Veterans, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.