ERIC Number: ED238486
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Oct
Reference Count: 0
JCCC Students: Characteristics and Perceptions, Spring 1983.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In spring 1983, a study was conducted at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) to develop a profile of students' characteristics and perceptions of the college and its programs. A random sample of 1,301 students from 70 on-campus credit classes was surveyed to obtain opinions of JCCC's characteristics and services and various academic, athletic, and facilities proposals; and to gather information on students' use of the college's counseling services, interest in specific workshops, self-assessment of their computer literacy, and personal characteristics and goals. Study findings, based on responses from 469 students, included the following: (1) 76.6% of the full-time students were employed at least part-time, but 57.7% were financially dependent on their parents; (2) 68% of the part-time students taking less than 7 credit hours were employed full-time, and 75.6% contributed to the support of a household; (3) 47.1% of the students were attending JCCC to prepare for transfer and 37.2% to obtain job-related skills; (4) high quality teaching, a wide range of courses, highly qualified faculty, well-maintained facilities, and modern equipment were considered to be the most important characteristics that both should be and were present at JCCC; (5) the college services receiving the most "satisfied" ratings were instructional support services, information desk, library services, the bookstore, and testing services. The study report analyzes findings for full-/part-time students, freshmen/sophomores, and day/evening students, and includes the questionnaire. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.