ERIC Number: ED293570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Mar-2
Reference Count: N/A
Entering Student Goals, 1985-86 Academic Year [and] Enrollment Goals and Progress toward Goal Accomplishment: A Snapshot of the 1985-86 Student Body. Institutional Research In-Brief.
Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.
In fall 1985 and spring 1986, new and continuing students at the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP) were surveyed regarding their educational and career goals. New students were surveyed during placement testing, while continuing students were surveyed as part of the advising process. The study showed that new students entering in the fall term were more likely to be degree and transfer oriented than students entering in the spring term. A larger percentage of the fall respondents than the spring respondents (30% vs. 19%) indicated that they were uncertain of their goals and needed assistance in developing an educational plan. For both fall and spring respondents, the top four enrollment goals were "prepare for a new job,""increase self-confidence,""courses for transfer," and "meet new people." Of the 1,868 continuing students who were surveyed in spring 1986, 54% planned to earn a degree, 55% planned to transfer to a four-year institution after leaving CCP, 22% planned to continue working at their current job after leaving CCP, 42% expected to clarify their goals while at CCP, and 43% knew exactly what to do to achieve their goals. Continuing students were most likely to report having made progress toward achieving goals related to preparation for transfer or employment. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.