ERIC Number: ED311813
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
DCE Student Profile: A Report on the Results from the Division of Continuing Education Student Survey. Massachusetts Public Higher Education.
Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
A comprehensive profile of the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) undergraduate students enrolled in credit courses at Massachusetts public colleges and universities is presented. Information is included in the categories of: overall profile of DCE students; profile of university DCE students; profile of state college DCE students; profile of community college DCE students; and summary profiles. According to the responses to the survey of such students: 55.8% of the DCE students are women; 43.4% are 30 years old or older; 89.2% of the students are white; 70.4% pay for their college courses with their own salary; 91.9% are employed; the median personal income is $15,000-$19,999 per year; 76.9% are primarily enrolled as continuing education students and do not take any classes during the day (91.2%); on the average, DCE students have completed at least some college courses and have earned 10-19 college credits beyond their last degree by the spring semester; most of them are planning to attain a college degree; and the major factors influencing them to pick the college they attend are convenient location, affordable cost, availability of a specific course of study, and convenient dates and times of classes. An appendix provides the following information: survey response rate and responses to continuing education student survey (general information; methods of financing, employment status, and education). (SM)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts State Board of Regents of Higher Education, Boston.
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts