ERIC Number: ED248934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: 0
A Telephone Survey: An Assessment of the Community's Participation and Planned Enrollment in the Programs and Courses at Saddleback College. Final Report.
Glenn, Hugh W.
In spring 1984, a survey was conducted in the Saddleback Community College District (SCCD) to assess the surrounding community's familiarity with Saddleback College and its programs, and to establish a database to assist in educational planning. A telephone survey was used to determine the opinions of 502 adults living in central and southern Orange County. Study findings included the following: (1) 82% of the respondents living within the SCCD had earned some college credit, a baccalaureate, or an advanced degree; (2) 38% of the SCCD respondents were attending or had attended Saddleback College; (3) 62% of the respondents reported reading the college's schedule of classes, while 22% read other SCCD mailings; (4) 43% of the SCCD residents planned to enroll in a college course within the next 12 months, with 75% of this group planning to attend Saddleback College; (5) of those who planned to enroll in a community college, 86% stated that tuition would have no effect on their plans, while 9% said that tuition would cause them to enroll in fewer courses; (6) educational interests were greatest in courses to improve job skills, prepare for employment, improve basic skills, and prepare for transfer; and (7) the availability of personal computers was the factor most likely to influence the respondents' decision to enroll in college courses. The interview schedule is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saddleback Community Coll., Mission Viejo, CA.