ERIC Number: ED314118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
S.I.Q. (Student Information Questionnaire): A Survey of Student Characteristics. Fall 1988 District Summary.
As part of the strategic planning efforts of the San Francisco Community College District (SFCCD), the student population of the City College of San Francisco (CCSF) and day and evening students attending the district's Community College Centers (CCC) were surveyed. The survey solicited information on students' major, sex, age, race, citizenship, veteran status, transportation, residence, highest degree obtained, college choice, educational goal, course load, previous CCSF attendance, educational plans, employment status, intended use of student services, rating of instruction, and family income. Of the 59,293 students enrolled in the SFCCD in fall 1988, 25,657 were enrolled in credit programs at CCSF and 33,636 were enrolled in non-credit courses and programs at CCC. Study findings about these students included the following: (1) for every 100 male students in the SFCCD, there were about 135 female students; (2) 4.8% of the students identified themselves as gay or lesbian; (3) the typical district student was 30 years old, with 57% between the ages of 21 and 44; (4) 73% of the students were members of an ethnic minority, including 30.7% Chinese, 16.5% Hispanic, and 8.2% Black; (5) 12.2% of the students already had a baccalaureate degree or higher, and an additional 7.1% had a community college degree; (6) 21.1% listed transferring to a four-year school as an educational goal, while 17.7 wanted to learn or improve their English language skills and 20.2% attended out of personal interest; (7) 36% worked full-time; (8) the median household income was $13,300, and 25% of all district students had household incomes of less than $5,000; and (9) program planning, job placement, and career counseling were the most desired student services, though one in three CCC students did not feel that they needed any special student services. The survey instrument is included. (WJT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Francisco Community Coll. District, CA.