ERIC Number: ED200084
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Jun-2
Reference Count: N/A
The Extension College Survey of Student Profile Characteristics, Instructional Experience Attitudes, College Services Attitudes, and Course Scheduling Preferences.
Central Connecticut State Coll., New Britain.
Characteristics and attitudes of undergraduate part-time students in the extension college program of Central Connecticut State College (CCSC) were studied. An attempt was made to determine demographic differences between matriculated and nonmatriculated part-time students, along with differences between the two groups in attitudes about the college, its programs, specific college services, and course scheduling. The following student characteristics and variables were considered: age, sex, commuting distance, location where previous credits were earned, number of college credits earned, reasons for choosing CCSC, expectations for completing a degree at CCSC, type of degree and major sought, intention to pursue full-time job without degree, reasons for studying at CCSC, and financial assistance received. Student satisfaction with the extension college services, registration services, counseling and advisement, the availability of courses, the quality of instruction in major courses and general education courses, and student faculty relations were also assessed. Among the findings are the following: males comprise the majority of part-time matriculants and females are the majority of the part-time nonmatriculants; the most popular track for matriculants appears to be transfer from two-year colleges, while over two-thirds of nonmatriculants earned most of their previous credits before enrolling at CCSC at four-year colleges or universities including CCSC; 85 percent of respondents were satisfied with extension college services; and both matriculants and nonmatriculants prefer evening courses to day courses. (SW)
Descriptors: College Admission, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Continuing Education, Educational Background, Educational Counseling, Educational Quality, Extension Education, Higher Education, Part Time Students, School Registration, School Schedules, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Student Needs, Student Teacher Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Connecticut State Coll., New Britain.