ERIC Number: ED311965
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Results of the Spring 1989 Student Survey: A Preliminary Report.
Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.
Every 2 years, a student survey is conducted in the Los Angeles Community College District to determine students' educational goals and plans, enrollment and personal characteristics, financial resources, participation in curricular and extracurricular activities, progress toward goals, and evaluation of services and facilities. In 1989, the study design called for a 10% sample of students enrolled in spring semester classes at each campus in the district. To reach this goal, a 15% random sample of credit and non-credit class sections was drawn, and questionnaires were administered in class. Districtwide study findings, based on student responses in 83% of the classes, included the following: (1) nearly 30% of the students listed Business and Office Occupations as their greatest area of interest; (2) 40% indicated that preparing for transfer to a four-year college was their most important reason for attending college; (3) approximately 37% of the students indicated that an associate degree was their immediate degree objective, and 20% intended to transfer without obtaining an associate degree; (4) when asked about their most important reason for choosing their college, nearly 40% indicated that it was close to home and over 20% enrolled because of a specific program; (5) nearly 10% of the respondents had been enrolled at their college for nine semesters or more; (6) 10% of the respondents had a four-year university degree or higher; and (7) approximately 57% of the respondents lived in their own home or apartment. The bulk of the report consists of 82 district-wide graphs with corresponding data tables. The survey instrument is included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Angeles Community Coll. District, CA. Office of Research, Planning and Development.