ERIC Number: ED254294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Report on Evening Student--Profile and Weekend College Survey, Spring Semester, 1985.
In February 1985, a survey of the evening student population was conducted at Somerset County College (SCC) to profile the characteristics, background, and goals of the average evening student in order to facilitate program and services development and to ascertain student interest in a weekend college. Study findings, based on responses from 950 students, included the following: (1) the evening student differed from the traditional student in three major ways: the evening student was older, worked full-time, and was motivated by upward mobility factors; (2) over 90% of the evening students expected to graduate from SCC within the next 2 years; (3) over 25% had earned credit equivalent to a bachelor's degree or higher; and (4) over 66% expressed interest in the Weekend College, with preference for a five or eight weekend session. Scheduling and curriculum content recommendations are included in the study report. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Somerset County Coll., Somerville, NJ.
Note: Computer calculations by P. Van Blarcom.