ERIC Number: ED259791
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Montgomery County Public School Eleventh Grade High School Students.
Campbell, William E.; Hemenway, David A.
In spring 1984, a survey was conducted by Montgomery College (MC) to ascertain the postsecondary educational goals of Montgomery County Public School (MCPS) 11th grade students; to understand students' perceptions of MC; to identify the criteria students use in college selection; and to assess the needs of entering students. Students at 18 of the 22 MCPS high schools participated in the survey, and 2,672 (42%) of the 6,301 questionnaires distributed were returned. Study findings included the following: (1) 63% of the students planned to enroll full-time at a four-year college or university, 25% planned to get a job and continue their education, and 14% planned to attend a community college either full- or part-time; (2) when asked to rate MC's overall reputation, 7% said it was excellent, 36% good, and 21% poor; while 14% said they did not know how to rate the college's overall reputation; (3) Asian and Black students did not rate MC as positively as Hispanic and White students; and (4) only 3% heard of MC through a college representative; (6) only 6% of college-bound students expected their highest degree to be an associate degree or certificate from a community college; (7) 73% of those planning to attend MC chose the college for convenience reasons; and (8) 37% of MCPS students were interested in attending afternoon classes at MC. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.