ERIC Number: ED213450
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Pilot Survey of Transfer Students.
Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.
In fall 1980, a pilot study was conducted to determine the characteristics and perceptions of transfer students in the Los Angeles Community College District. Survey instruments, soliciting information on plans and preparation for college, satisfaction with instruction, on-campus activities, desire for expanded services, and personal and academic characteristics, were distributed in general education transfer courses at each of the nine colleges in the district. Responses from 1,063 students revealed that: (1) respondents were younger and more likely to be enrolled on a full-time basis than the district enrollment as a whole; (2) 61% of the respondents had taken college preparatory courses in high school and 67% were enrolled in their first choice of college; (3) 53% of the respondents were attending college to prepare for transfer, while 16% were interested in occupational training; (4) 24% of the respondents had a business major; (5) 93% were able to enroll in all or most of the courses they wanted; (6) 80% felt that instructional quality at the community college was equal or better than four-year college instruction; and (7) 69% of the respondents spent at least three hours per week on campus studying or preparing for class. The study report explains the survey rationale, design, and expected outcomes, presents summary findings comparing the respondents with the student population as a whole, and cross-tabulates responses by student characteristics. The survey instrument and extensive data tables are appended. (KL)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Extracurricular Activities, Multicampus Districts, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Needs, Student Personnel Services, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA.