ERIC Number: ED256427
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan-25
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Fall 1984 Survey of Napa Valley College Students.
Friedlander, Jack; Gocke, Sharon
In November 1984, a study was conducted at Napa Valley College (NVC) to assess student satisfaction with the college's programs and services. An in-class survey was completed by 835 day and evening students enrolled in credit classes during the fall 1984 semester. Study findings included the following: (1) most students were attending NVC to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution (35%), obtain an associate degree (15%), or complete a vocational/technical program (9%); (2) the four most common reasons for choosing NVC were location, course offerings, low cost, and quality education provided by the college; (3) availability of the courses wanted by students at times convenient for them was the only feature of the instructional program with which a sizeable percentage (23%) of the students expressed dissatisfaction; (4) well over half of the students lacked sufficient information to express an opinion about student voice in college policies, student government, and opportunities for involvement in student activities; (5) the longer the students were enrolled at NVC, the more likely they were to use support services; and (6) student characteristics could best be described as diverse with respect to educational objectives, age, level of formal education, and outside job commitments. Data tables and the survey instrument are included. (Author/AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Napa Valley Coll., Napa, CA.