ERIC Number: ED356846
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Activity, Goals, Background, and College Evaluations of Spring 1992 "Leavers" Enrolled Spring 1992 but Not Fall 1992 at Minnesota's Twin City Area Community Colleges. Metro Pilot Study Report #3.
Taylor, Kenneth E.; Flermoen, Cynthia
A survey was conducted of a random sample of students who had enrolled in one of the seven community colleges in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota in spring 1992, but who did not return in fall 1992. A total of 300 students from each of the colleges (i.e., Anoka-Ramsey, Cambridge Center, Inver Hills, Lakewood, Minneapolis, North Hennepin, and Normandale), who had earned at least six or more credits before enrolling in spring 1992, were surveyed about their academic background, reasons for attendance, plans for future enrollment, current status, and evaluations of their college. Responses were received from a total of 84% of the students surveyed. Study results included the following: (1) 22% of the respondents had prior academic experience before enrolling in the colleges, and 3% had bachelor's degrees; (2) among the respondents, the most frequently cited reasons for attending the colleges were job preparation (53%), preparation for transfer (48%), and personal interest (37%); (3) 46% of the respondents reported being employed, 16% reported enrollment in a postsecondary institution, and an additional 30% reported both employment and postsecondary enrollment; (4) 39% of the respondents had transferred to a four-year institution; (5) transfer rates were 50% higher among students who cited transfer as their primary reason for having attended the two-year college; (6) among employed respondents, 50% were in administrative or service jobs, and 85% worked at least 20 hours per week; and (7) 87% of the respondents rated the quality of instruction as good or excellent, while 61% rated counseling as good or excellent. Data tables, the survey instrument, and tabulated responses for each of the colleges are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Hennepin Community Coll., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota