ERIC Number: ED195292
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Student Profile, Fall 1978.
Amarillo Coll., TX.
During 1978, a study was conducted at Amarillo College (AC) to determine: (1) selected demographic and socio-economic characteristics of AC students; (2) selected academic background characteristics, AC enrollment classifications, and educational goals of students; (3) students' motivations for attending AC and for choosing their major programs; (4) students' perceptions of AC and of their chances of achieving their goals; (5) the percentage of students participating in extra-curricular activities; and (6) differences among student subgrounds, defined by curricular area, full-/part-time status, day/evening enrollment, ethnic origin, sex, and age. Information about 4,497 AC students was obtained from college records and additional information was obtained from 3,013 survey respondents, representing 76% of the sample. The study revealed that the average age of AC students was 24; that 60% enrolled on a part-time basis; that 53% were women; that over half were married; and that 86% were White. The educational levels of students prior to AC enrollment were diverse, with 9% not having a high school diploma and 9% having a college degree. Most AC students had high educational goals; 50% hoped to complete a bachelor's degree. "Low cost" and "programs offered" were the most frequently cited reasons for attending AC. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Choice, Community Colleges, Educational Background, Enrollment, Majors (Students), Parent Background, Participant Satisfaction, Socioeconomic Status, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Participation, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Amarillo Coll., TX.