ERIC Number: ED370634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Findings from the New Resident Study. Special Report.
Weissman, Julie; And Others
In October 1992, the College of Lake County (CLC), Illinois, undertook a study to assess the educational needs of new residents to the county and their awareness of the college. The telephone survey of 1,000 randomly selected new residents found that: (1) 47% held a bachelor's degree and 14% held an associate degree; (2) 81% were between 25 and 54 years of age, 55% were female, and more than 75% were employed; (3) nearly two-thirds had participated in postsecondary education within the last 5 years, with math, science, and technical courses the most frequently cited, followed by business and finance; (4) younger residents were most likely to plan to continue their education in the next 2 to 3 years; (5) respondents preferred enrollment in credit courses, and 50% preferred to be enrolled in degree programs; (6) 81% reported that education was important to their career development; (7) 33% were likely to attend CLC, and an additional 40% would attend if they could get desired courses; (8) location was reported to be a primary advantage when considering CLC; (9) of factors influencing college choice, teacher quality was most important; (10) 31% indicated they would be likely to take a televised course and 50% would be likely to take a taped course; (11) problems limiting attendance were cost, child care, and distance; (12) 94% of respondents were familiar with CLC from "word of mouth" and CLC mailings. The survey instrument is attached. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lake County Coll., Grayslake, IL.