ERIC Number: ED256446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
A Survey of the Adult Learners in Macomb County.
A study was conducted to assess the educational needs of adult learners in Macomb County. The study involved telephone interviews with 500 randomly selected Macomb County residents aged 25 or older in the fall of 1984. Study findings revealed: (1) 32% of the residents had taken courses at Macomb Community College (MCC), 11% were currently taking classes at the college, and 48% of those currently enrolled in college were attending MCC; (2) of those respondents who had not taken classes at MCC, 23% planned to take classes in the future, with general education, business management, and computer classes being the areas of greatest interest; (3) 62% of those who had never attended MCC had not taken a class for 10 years of more; (4) 58% of those who had not attended MCC cited obstacles to their attending college including financial (14%), time/work (12%), and age/health (10%); (5) 39% of the respondents with dependent children said a convenient drop-in child care center would increase their ability to attend classes; (6) 43% of those who had not attended MCC were interested in taking classes to obtain associate of arts degree credit; and (7) of the former MCC students surveyed, 63% were very satisfied and 30% were somewhat satisfied with their experience at MCC and 48% indicated that they had completed their educational goals at MCC. The survey instrument and respondent comments are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Center for Community Studies.