ERIC Number: ED267840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Survey of San Mateo County High School, 1984-1985.
In fall 1984, a survey was conducted of students, parents, and faculty of the San Mateo County high school community to assess their attitudes about community college education and the San Mateo County Community Colleges (SMCCC). Ten of the 30 public, private, and parochial high schools participated in the survey, including one private school and one continuation school. Responses were received from 1,397 high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors; 330 (24%) of their parents; and 324 (52%) of the faculty members at their high schools. Study findings included the following: (1) 73% of the responding students planned to attend college immediately after high school, with 36% of these planning to begin at a community college; (2) of the students who said they did not intend to attend college (11%), the largest percentage (27%) were undecided about their plans beyond high school; (3) 48% of the college-bound students had decided to go to college during their elementary school years; (4) 75% of the faculty respondents believed that students decide to go to college during their high school years and 98% thought students waited until their junior or senior years to select a college; (5) only 36% of the faculty thought the SMCCC district was effectively communicating the transfer function; (6) 79% believed the quality of education offered by the SMCCC district was good or very good; (7) 66% of the parents indicated it was likely that their children would attend a community college; and (8) 77% of the parents thought the quality of education offered by the SMCCC district was good or very good. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Mateo Community Coll. District, CA.