ERIC Number: ED207624
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Putting Learning to Work: A Profile of Students in North Carolina Community Colleges, Technical Institutes, and Technical Colleges. A Technical Report.
Shearon, Ronald W.; And Others
This report provides an in-depth profile of the students enrolled in the 57 community colleges and technical institutes of the North Carolina Community College System during the spring of 1979. After an introductory section identifying key issues and describing the research problem and objectives, the study methodology is described. Next, student profiles based on a statewide sample of more than 16,000 students are presented for the community college students in general and for curriculum and continuing education students. These profiles cover demographic, socioeconomic, academic, and attendance characteristics, and, in addition, provide information on sources of influence and information, students' value orientation toward education, education and employment plans, and feelings about the standard use of community college as the designation for all institutions in the system. Next, demographic and socioeconomic comparisons are made between curriculum and continuing education students and North Carolina's projected 1979 adult population. The subsequent sections examine profile changes in the curriculum and continuing education student populations over the last ten years. After enrollment and population changes are compared, the report presents a summary analysis of the findings. Appendices provide the survey instrument and other information related to the study methodology and results. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Information Sources, Participant Satisfaction, Population Trends, School Demography, Socioeconomic Status, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Occupational Education Research Services.
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Univ., Raleigh. Dept. of Adult and Community Coll. Education.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina