ERIC Number: ED205254
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Educational Intent Survey, Spring 1980.
Each semester since Spring 1978, students registering for courses at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) have been asked to respond to questions related to their primary educational goal, certainty of that goal, plans for achieving the goal, and intention to return to MCCC the following semester. In Spring 1980, 7,425 students registered for classes; 70% of these students completed the questionnaires. Responses were cross-tabulated with information about students' full-/part-time status, ethnicity, sex, and age. The survey revealed that 44% of the students were attending MCCC for preparation for a job; 25% were interested in obtaining transfer credit; 16% wanted to improve their skills for their present job; and 12% were taking courses for personal interest. Most of the students (78%) were definite about their goal. More than half of the students (66%) planned to complete an associate degree; 24% intended to take selected courses; and 5% planned to complete a certificate. Most (69%) planned to return to MCCC the following semester. The study report describes the background of the study; examines the differences between full- and part-time students, between black and white students, among age groups, and between male and female students; and compares Spring 1980 and Spring 1979 data. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.