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ERIC Number: ED194177
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Selected Characteristics of Fall 1980 Entering Students. Student Flow Program, Report 8.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.
Data collected from student applications, personal history forms, class registrations, placement tests, and financial records were examined to derive a personal, academic, and financial profile of the 2,316 new and transfer students who entered Kapiolani Community College during Fall 1980. Selected findings indicate that: (1) most of the students were unmarried (88%), female (63%), and under 21 years of age (65%); (2) approximately the same proportion of students declared a major in the liberal arts (45%) as in vocational areas (44%); (3) nearly 75% were new to higher education; (4) 60% had graduated from Oahu public high schools; (5) only 111 students received financial aid; (6) the average financial aid award was $1,496; and (7) females received financial aid at a ratio of approximately three to one over males. Placement test results indicate that 729 of the students needed remedial work in English, and 1,004 required remedial work in mathematics; however, less than 50% of the students enrolled in a remedial English or mathematics course. Included in the study report are data tables illustrating the findings of the study for six program areas: liberal arts, business, health services, food services and hotel operations, public services, and undeclared majors. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Kapiolani Community Coll.