ERIC Number: ED226183
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics of Students in Noncollegiate Postsecondary Schools with Occupational Programs. National Center for Education Statistics Bulletin, February 1983.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Students enrolled in noncollegiate postsecondary schools with occupational programs were surveyed regarding demographic characteristics, selection of programs and schools, and student activities and future plans. Almost 86 percent were under age 35, with the heaviest concentration aged 20 to 24. Almost 59 percent were women; 67 percent were white. The largest percentage (61 percent) had completed high school just prior to entering the current program; approximately 27 percent had completed another vocational training program or had attended college. Students' parents generally had completed a high school education or less and were in the blue collar, clerical or sales fields. Most students selected the program in which they were enrolled because they had always wanted to enter that field, and most selected schools primarily because of the school's reputation and placement capabilities. Almost 70 percent spent 20 to 37 hours per week in the classroom; 76 percent spent less than 10 hours per week studying. Less than one-half of the students were working. Of those who worked, approximately one-third worked fulltime. Sixty percent indicated they would continue their education; 50 percent said they would continue within the same field. Approximately 84 percent indicated they would seek employment in the field in which they were studying. (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.