ERIC Number: ED227886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
The General College Student, Fall 1981.
Romano, John L.
General College Reports, v1 n2 1982
Academic and demographic information are obtained annually on students at General College (GC) in order to adjust programs to student needs. In 1981, data were gathered on students' sex, age, ethnicity, home county, parents' characteristics, educational background and objectives, self-assessment of basic skills, counseling needs, anticipated major, high school performance, quarters registered, major, grade point average (GPA), and credits attempted. The study involved an examination of the records of all GC students enrolled in fall 1981 (N=3,416) and the records of students newly enrolled in summer or fall 1981 (N=1,289), and a survey of 1,069 students conducted during freshman orientation in fall 1981. The study involved the following: (1) 57% of the students were male, 79% were white, and their mean age was 21.9 years; (2) of the freshmen surveyed at orientation, 68% planned to transfer from GC to another University of Minnesota college, 48% planned to receive financial aid, and 72.7% planned to work full- or part-time while enrolled at the school; (3) over 50% of the freshmen felt counseling assistance would be helpful in career and educational planning and study skills; (4) 60% of all GC students and 68% of the new GC students had graduated from high school between 1977 and 1981; and (5) 38.6% of all GC students were undecided about their major. The bulk of the study report consists of data tables detailing findings. (DAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.