ERIC Number: ED254283
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Fall 1984 Community Services Study.
Weeks, Ann A.
In fall 1984, students who enrolled in credit-free courses at Dutchess Community College (DCC) were asked to provide demographic information as part of their registration process. Approximately 2,000 students, from almost all of the credit-free courses offered both on-campus and at off-campus sites, completed the student data form. Findings included the following: (1) females comprised almost two-thirds of DCC's credit-free students in proportions increasing with increasing age; (2) more than two-thirds of the responding students were less than 39 years of age, and one-third were 23 or younger; (3) 41% reported their highest education as high school graduation or less, and another 25% had four-year college or graduate degrees; (4) 75% were employed, with 42% working full-time and 33% working part-time; (5) compared to their proportions in the credit student population, Blacks and Hispanics were underrepresented in the credit-free student population; and (6) 45% of the credit-free students intended to enroll again in the spring, with the intention to continue decreasing with increasing age. The student data form is included in the report. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutchess Community Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.