ERIC Number: ED238385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983-Dec-18
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A Brief Survey of Evening Adult and Provisional Admission Students at an Urban Private College.
Neuner, Jerome L.; Northman, Esther A.
A 1981 survey was conducted to gather information on income, employment, educational background and aspirations, and demographic characteristics of adult students attending credit evening courses and recent high school graduates admitted provisionally to a day developmental studies program at Canisius College. The survey was undertaken to provide a profile of students enrolled in the Continuing Studies Division of the private, urban college. Responses were obtained from 652 evening students and 151 provisional students of the private, urban college. It was found that younger adults, many of them single and without dependents, made up a large part of the student body. These students were typically not affluent, were more interested in business degrees than liberal arts degrees, and were paying for education with their earnings and savings and some support from employers. Students in a provisional admissions program designed exclusively for new high school graduates were less likely to pursue business degrees, were paying for education with loans and grants as well as savings, and were somewhat more interested in liberal learning than were the older adults. Both groups of students chose the college primarily because of its good academic reputation. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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