ERIC Number: ED225616
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Continuing Education Survey, Fall 1981.
LaCalle, James F.; And Others
In fall 1981, all students attending a continuing education course at Harford Community College (HCC) were asked to complete a survey instrument designed to collect information on student demographics, reasons for attendance, tuition payment, sources of information about the non-credit courses, registration and commuting patterns, satisfaction with the college and its programs, and suggestions for additional course offerings. Study findings, based on responses from 1,395 students, included the following: (1) 62% of the students were female, 90% were white and 7% black, 54% were married, 46% were employed full-time, and their average age was 37 years; (2) 35% of the respondents were taking continuing education classes for personal interest or self-enrichment; (3) 54% indicated that the course they were taking was directly or somewhat related to their career; (4) 21% of the respondents were enrolled in business courses, 20% in industrial arts courses, 16% in home economics courses, and 11% in health care courses; (5) 48% of the respondents were satisfied with the course location, 49% with instructional costs, 61% with course quality, and 49% with the course overall; and (6) respondents recommended additional courses in health care, data processing, mechanical areas, and engineering. The survey includes an analysis of the responses of different population sub-groups, as well as the survey instrument and tables comparing results for sub-groups. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harford Community Coll., Bel Air, MD.