ERIC Number: ED328326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Continuing Student Survey Results, Fall 1990.
Adams, Dorcas M.; Rowzie, Gay
In fall 1990, a sample of continuing students in upper-division courses at Midlands Technical College (MTC) was surveyed to gather information about students' demographic characteristics; employment status; evaluation of MTC's marketing materials; source of income for education; reasons for selecting MTC; evaluation of class scheduling; and evaluation of MTC services. Continuing students in 62 selected classes were surveyed, resulting in 627 usable surveys. Study findings, including comparisons with a similar study conducted in 1988, indicated the following: (1) 70% of the respondents were unmarried, 74% were white, and 56% were female; (2) 87% planned to return to return to MTC the following quarter; (3) 37% were employed full-time, and an additional 45% worked part-time; (4) 72% of the 1990 respondents and 63% of the 1988 respondents rated the MTC catalog as "very helpful"; (5) in both 1988 and 1990, the top three sources of student funding for college were personal income (57%), family income (33%), and family savings (21%); (6) 70% of the respondents indicated that a major reason for attending MTC was the college's course offerings, while 67% cited the college's low cost; and (7) in both 1988 and 1990, over 85% of the students expressed satisfaction with admissions, registration, and advisement. (JMC)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Planning, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Participant Satisfaction, Paying for College, Program Evaluation, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Employment, Technical Institutes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Midlands Technical Coll., Columbia, SC.