ERIC Number: ED256426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-18
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Fall 1984 Survey of Napa County Residents.
Friedlander, Jack; Gocke, Sharon
In November 1984, a random sample of Napa County residents was asked to complete a survey concerning the educational programs of Napa Valley College (NVC) to determine the extent to which NVC was meeting the county's educational needs. The survey was completed by 207 of the 400 community members in the sample. Study findings included the following: (1) 76% felt that NVC was doing a "good" or "excellent" job of serving the residents of Napa County and 89% felt that the quality of education provided by the college was "good" or "excellent"; (2) 70% of the respondents indicated that either they or a member of their household had enrolled in an NVC course or program in the last 5 years; (3) 86% of the respondents who had attended NVC were no longer enrolled for reasons including lack of time (32%), interested only in selected courses (20%), and had graduated/transferred (18%); (4) all of the individuals who had attended NVC reported that their participation in the college's classes had helped them in one or more of 11 areas of achievement covered on the survey; (5) residents said they learned about NVC through brochures mailed to their homes (72%) and through the class schedule (56%); and (6) 30% of the respondents indicated that they would be interested in taking a course at NVC in the next year, with most expressing interest in business, accounting, computer software, art, photography, and language classes. The questionnaire is included. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Coll., Napa, CA.