ERIC Number: ED206357
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Student Information Questionnaire, Fall 1980.
City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.
In order to obtain an updated profile of the student population of the City College of San Francisco (CCSF), day and evening students were surveyed. Of the 15,297 students surveyed during registration for day classes, 9,295 (62.8%) responded; and unduplicated responses were obtained from 7,044 (65.7%) of the 10,718 students registered for evening classes. The survey instrument solicited information on students' major, sex, age, race, citizenship, veteran status, means of transportation, residence, highest degree obtained, college choice, educational goal, course load, previous CCSF attendance, educational plans, employment status, intended use of student services, rating of instruction, and family income. The study revealed that there was a continuing increase in the percentage of females, a slight increase in student age, and a continuing increase in minority group representation. Transferring to a four-year school remained the primary goal among students, and the absence of tuition was more than ever the dominant variable in their decision to attend CCSF. More students were working full-time while pursuing their education, and, as a consequence, were carrying lighter unit loads. Career guidance and educational planning were the two student services that students most frequently intended to use. The study report illustrates trends in the responses to each questionnaire item, looking at responses of day and evening students to 1976, 1978, and 1980 surveys. The questionnaire is appended. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Coll. of San Francisco, CA.