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ERIC Number: ED349051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Perceptions of Johnson County Community College by Residents of Johnson County. [Revised.]
Conklin, Karen A.
In spring 1992, a community survey was conducted by Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Overland Park, Kansas, to assess residents' opinions and perceptions about the college. A stratified random sample of 800 Johnson County adults was contacted by telephone, of whom 524 provided completed interviews for a 79% response rate. A total of 137 residents refused to be interviewed, while an additional 139 indicated that they were not familiar enough with the college to participate. Study results included the following: (1) 60% of the respondents were male, 80% were married, and over 50% had earned a bachelor's degree or higher; (2) over 55% of the respondents had been on the JCCC campus within the past year; (3) 94% of the respondents agreed that JCCC was a source of community pride, 89% felt that the college provided adequate programs and services, and 91% felt that the college charged reasonable tuition fees, up from 63% in 1987; (4) over 90% of residents interviewed were aware of JCCC's transfer function and 80% knew of JCCC's vocational education function, though less than 40% were aware of the college's work to promote economic development and support businesses; (5) of the 12 functions in JCCC's mission statement, the following five: transfer, job skills, lifetime learning, support services, and special needs were considered among the most important by respondents; (6) 92% of the respondents were willing to recommend JCCC to a friend, and over 85% rated the college as "good" or "excellent"; and (7) 49% of the respondents indicated that they would support expansion of the institution through a property tax increase. Detailed data tables and selected verbatim narrative responses are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.