ERIC Number: ED346911
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Report of the Results of the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire. Report 1: Background and Composite Results.
Knight, William E.
In 1992, the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CCSEQ) was administered in class to a randomly selected group of 1,062 students at the two-year regional campuses of Kent State University (KSU). Specifically, the study sought to provide information about the characteristics, experiences, involvement, gains, and satisfaction of students enrolled in KSU's regional campuses. Comparisons were made between transfer and technology students, and between all KSU students and a nationwide group of students at 24 community colleges for which CCSEQ results were available. Highlighted findings included the following: (1) 75% of the respondents were employed, and 25% were employed more than 30 hours per week; (2) 50% of the respondents indicated that job and family responsibilities took some or much time away from their schoolwork; (3) KSU respondents spent more hours per week studying or preparing for classes than students in the national comparison sample; (4) the majority of respondents were enrolled to prepare to transfer to a four-year college or university, while most of the remainder enrolled to enhance job skills; (5) involvement in in-class and out-of-class activities was generally low for regional campus students, but not unlike that of the national comparison group; (6) student self-reported progress in a number of areas of academic, career, social, and personal development was somewhat below that of the national comparison group, and was significantly lower in the areas of acquiring knowledge and skills appropriate to a specific job or type of work and of understanding and speaking a foreign language; and (7) satisfaction with the college environment, as with the comparison group, was fairly high for students at the regional campuses and was similar across campuses. Thirty tables are presented, including 18 that detail percentages of responses to questionnaire items. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Environment, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Participant Satisfaction, Psychometrics, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Student Experience, Student Participation, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., OH. Regional Campuses. Office of Academic Assessment and Evaluation Services.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire