ERIC Number: ED306996
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-May-19
Reference Count: 0
Weekend College at Lane Community College: A Profile of Student Characteristics.
During academic year 1988-89, a study was conducted at Lane Community College (LCC) to develop a profile of the students taking credit courses in the college's new Weekend College program, and to compare these students with other LCC students. A survey was administered in class, requesting information on students' reasons for taking classes at LCC and for taking classes on the weekend, scheduling preferences, previous college experience, sources of financial support, need for child care and other college services, and personal characteristics. Study findings, based on student records and survey responses from 279 of the 757 who attended weekend classes in fall 1988 or winter 1989, included the following: (1) of the students enrolled in Weekend College, 244 attended only weekend classes, 72 attended weekend and evening classes, 426 attended weekend and weekday classes, and 115 attended weekend, weekday, and evening classes; (2) students who took only weekend classes were more likely to be female and older than students who took classes on weekdays or evenings as well; and (3) in comparison to the college population as a whole, weekend-only students were more likely to be employed full-time, be attending college part-time, have children at home, and be attending to learn a new career or upgrade job skills. The survey instrument is included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.