ERIC Number: ED259800
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Postsecondary Plans of 1985 High School Graduates in the J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Service Area.
Allan, Beverly; Bartek, Bruce
In spring 1985, J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) conducted a survey of high school seniors in the local public high schools to determine students' educational/employment plans; college choice; and curricular interests. Questionnaires were distributed to a sample of senior-level classes to obtain a representative sample of 15% of the senior student body in each school. Study findings included the following: (1) there were 631 fewer seniors enrolled in the 15 area public high schools in fall 1984 than 2 years earlier; (2) 73% of the seniors planned to attend college after high school, representing a 3% drop over 1983; (3) more of the college-bound seniors planned to attend a two-year college in 1985 than in 1983, and a greater proportion of these students planned to attend JSRCC; and (4) despite significantly fewer seniors in the service in 1985 and a lower college-going rate, resulting in some 600 fewer students projected to attend college after graduation, the study suggested a loss of less than 70 students planning to attend JSRCC when compared to the figures for the 1983 graduating class. The survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., Richmond, VA. Office of Educational Planning and Research.