ERIC Number: ED272265
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Survey of 1986 Butler County High School Seniors.
In February and March of 1986, Butler County Community College (BCCC), Pennsylvania, conducted a survey of Butler County high school seniors to determine student characteristics, educational plans, influences on plans and college choice, perceptions of BCCC, and information sources. Surveys were administered in class to 1,903 seniors in seven high schools. Study findings, based on a 77% response rate (1,470), included the following: (1) 97% of the respondents were white; (2) an average of 13% of the students' parents did not finish high school, 58% had completed high school, and 29% had attended college; (3) in regard to grade point average, 15% of the students were in the 90 to 100 range, 45% were in the 80 to 90 range, and 37% were in the 70 to 80 range; (4) 817 of the students planned to attend college full-time after graduation, 279 did not plan to attend college, and 182 were undecided; (5) 173 students listed BCCC as their first choice for college attendance; (6) the majority of the seniors from all high schools indicated that they had learned nothing about BCCC through the radio or newspaper; (7) parents and other relatives were the most significant influences on students' future plans; and (8) low cost and closeness to home were the most popular characteristics of BCCC. Survey responses by high school and the survey instrument are included in the study report. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Bound Students, College Choice, College School Cooperation, Community Colleges, Enrollment Influences, High School Seniors, High Schools, Information Sources, Questionnaires, School Surveys, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Terminal Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Butler County Community Coll., Butler, PA.