ERIC Number: ED263928
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: N/A
San Diego City College Final Research Report on the Urban Community College Transfer Opportunities Program.
Stamm, Judy A.
As part of San Diego City College's (SDCC's) involvement in the Urban Community College Transfer Opportunities Program, two surveys were conducted to accumulate data about the characteristics and experiences of SDCC students. The Cooperative Institutional Research Program American Freshman Survey was administered to 178 students to determine student characteristics, while the College Student Experience (CSE) Survey was used to measure the institutional environment from the students' perspective. Study findings, based on responses from 107 students who completed both surveys, included the following: (1) 60% of the respondents were 25 years old; 65% were women; and 45% were White, 23% Black, 19% Chicano, and 9% Asian; (2) 55% of the respondents attended a high school that was either completely or mostly White, and 51% lived in predominantly White neighborhoods; (3) 53% supported busing as a means of achieving school integration; (4) the academic preparation of the SDCC respondents was below the national average; (5) 41% received financial assistance through a Pell Grant; (6) 48% were working either full or part-time; (7) students rated their strongest gains in vocational training, career information, writing skills, self understanding, interpersonal skills, and self-motivation; (8) students identified their areas of least gain as understanding science and technology and computer knowledge; (9) the aspects of the college environment receiving the highest ratings were vocational education, students, personal relevance, and faculty; and (10) the environmental areas receiving the lowest rating were administrators, critical/evaluative instruction, and aesthetic/creative education. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: San Diego City Coll., CA.