ERIC Number: ED263972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
A Statistical Profile of the Entering Class at Broome Community College, Fall 1983: Student Characteristics, Needs and Goals. Working Paper Series No. 1-85.
Romano, Richard M., Comp.
Broome Community College (BCC) is developing a series of questionnaires to assess the impact of college on its students, and to measure the college's role, if any, in promoting social mobility. The first study in this series focused on the backgrounds, needs, and goals of students who entered BCC during June, July, and August of 1983. Students who had been admitted to the college for the fall term were asked to come to campus in groups of 30 or less for an all day program of orientation and counseling and to register for classes. All students who participated in the summer program (N=1698) completed a 34-item survey. Survey findings, based on 1686 usable responses, included the following: (1) 86.8% indicated they were first-time, full-time students; (2) 50.1% of the respondents were male, 96.1% were white, 77.0% were under 18 years of age, and 94.0% were single; (3) 54.3% indicated their intention to work either full- or part-time while enrolled; (4) 33.9% indicated that their parents would be their main source of financial support; (5) 7.2% indicated that they had previously attended college; and (6) 85.5% had been admitted to their first-choice program. The study report includes data tables detailing survey responses and the questionnaire. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broome Community Coll., Binghamton, NY. Inst. for Community Coll. Research.