ERIC Number: ED339428
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Kishwaukee College Consumer Report for Students, Parents, and District Residents.
The primary mission of Kishwaukee College (KC), one of Illinois's 40 community colleges, is to serve the educational needs of the district within which it resides. This central mission is addressed through two-year pre-baccalaureate programs; career education; adult basic and secondary education; community education courses, workshops, and seminars; and management and employee training courses. In fall 1991, the average age of students at KC was 28; minority group members constituted 12% of KC's student body, while representing 5.6% of the total district population; and 80% of KC's students were employed while enrolled. The average class size in transfer and occupational courses was 18 students. The college offered 64 credit hour associate degree programs which prepared students to transfer to senior institutions. Approximately 41% of the students were enrolled in transfer programs, while approximately 28% were enrolled in associate of applied science degrees or certificate programs designed to lead to employment. Some 8% of the student population was enrolled in courses and programs offered by the adult basic education division which included courses in basic reading, writing, and mathematics, courses leading to a high school equivalency diploma, and English-as-a-Second-Language training. For all students enrolled in transfer or occupational programs, 90.3% were in good academic standing at the end of fall 1990. A state study conducted in 1980 ranked KC students third among Illinois community college students in baccalaureate degree completion at state universities. Student opinion surveys conducted in 1988 and 1991 suggested that KC has enjoyed broad student support for its programs and services. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Students; Parents; Community
Authoring Institution: Kishwaukee Coll., Malta, IL.