ERIC Number: ED217963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: N/A
The Fall 1980 Student Survey.
Erickson, Lowell J.; Pimentel, Eugene A.
In fall 1980, a survey was conducted to determine the background characteristics, enrollment patterns, academic goals, and perceptions of students enrolled in the Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) and to gather information of specific relevance to the individual campuses. The study sample of 14,198 students represented 10% of the students enrolled at each campus during the fall 1980 semester. Major study findings, based on a 56% overall response rate, included the following: (1) most students were enrolled in college for transfer (40%) or occupational (32%) purposes; (2) subject matter interest was highest for business and secretarial courses; (3) 76% of the respondents preferred enrollment in credit courses only; (4) the proximity of home to campus remained the most important reason for attending a particular college; (5) the greatest enrollment influences were friends and class schedules; (6) very few students attended off-campus classes, with 98% of the respondents attending campus or both campus and off-campus sites; (7) most college services, which were rated on an A through F scale, received a low B average, with library services and teaching rated most highly; (8) most students used services directly related to attendance and instruction; and (9) most students were under 30 years of age, unmarried, from a minority group, and working. Findings are compared with previous study results and national data. The survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Comparative Analysis, Educational Background, Educational Trends, Enrollment Influences, Ethnicity, Family Characteristics, Grade Point Average, Institutional Evaluation, Multicampus Districts, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Educational Services Div.