ERIC Number: ED257970
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
UWC-Baraboo/Sauk County Adult Student Survey. Report.
Sewall, Timothy J.
Adult college students and nonstudents were surveyed to determine their preferences for class schedules, course offerings, and special services. A questionnaire was sent to 151 adult students (22 years of age or older), with 112 usable questionnaires returned. These students provided the names of nonstudent cohorts who were also sent the questionnaires, with 31 usable questionnaires returned. Some of the major findings of the survey were as follows: (1) about three-fourths of the students were between 22 and 34 years old, about two-thirds were married, and about half were employed; (2) the most frequently mentioned factors influencing the adult students' return to school were a realization that a degree was necessary, receiving encouragement, job dissatisfaction, and children entering school; (3) reasons for delay in entering college included family responsibility, lack of desire, lack of funds, and job responsibility; (4) about one-third of the students were interested in services such as a place to study and an adult student support group, while about 12 percent were interested in child day care; (5) the most preferred class schedule met twice a week on Monday and Tuesday in the morning; (6) the nonstudents were more likely to be married and more likely to be employed; (7) many of the nonstudents were interested in receiving a degree; and (8) a majority of the nonstudents cited cost as the most important reason for not attending college at the present time, although 66 percent of the group intend to enroll within two years. (KC)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Adult Students, Adults, College Programs, Community Colleges, Educational Attitudes, Educational Needs, Participant Characteristics, Participant Satisfaction, Program Improvement, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Needs, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Green Bay. Assessment Center.