ERIC Number: ED285612
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Postsecondary Plans of 1987 High School Graduates in the J. Sergeant Reynolds Community College Service Area.
Allan, Beverly; And Others
As a part of its academic planning process, every two years J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College (JSRCC) assesses the postsecondary plans of the seniors in the local public high schools. Seniors are asked whether they intend to attend a two-year or four-year college initially, and those planning to enroll at JSRCC are asked to identify the campus of their choice. The surveys also gather information regarding student interests in specific curricula and their plans regarding college transfer programs or immediate employment upon college graduation. In Fall 1986 the total senior class enrollment for participating schools was 4,831, and the March 1987 survey focused on a sample of 15% of the seniors at each high school in JSRCC's service area. Responses revealed the following: (1) there were 163 more seniors enrolled in the 18 area public high schools in fall 1986 than 2 years earlier, a gain of nearly 4% in the senior population; (2) the percent of seniors planning to attend college after high school was 7% greater in 1987 than in 1985, and 4% higher than 1983; (3) 31.2% of the seniors were were planning to attend a two-year college, 48.4% a four-year college, and 18.5% were not planning to go to college; (4) when the seniors planning to attend a two-year college were asked about their choice of campus, 47.5% said they were planning to attend JSRCC, 42.5% said they might attend JSRCC, and 10% said they would not attend JSRCC; (5) a slightly greater percentage of students in 1987 were interested in seeking employment immediately after graduation from a two-year college than two years previously. The survey instrument is appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community Coll., Richmond, VA. Office of Educational Planning and Research.