ERIC Number: ED375885
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep-24
Reference Count: N/A
Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire. Assessment Report #92-1.
South Central Community Coll., New Haven, CT.
During 1991-92, South Central Community College (SCCC), in Connecticut, administered student experience questionnaires to 600 students who were to graduate in June 1991 or were enrolled in fall 1991 and spring 1992 credit courses. The questionnaire sought information on student background, program of study, courses taken, activities, perceptions of the campus environment, and estimate of gains. An analysis of survey results, based on 208 usable responses, indicated the following: (1) respondents were 28% male and 72% female, roughly matching the student body; (2) African-American and Hispanic respondents comprised 31.1%, slightly more than their percentage of college-wide enrollment, while Whites comprised 65.8%, less than in the total enrollment; (3) one quarter of the respondents (25.5%) reported that they were not working, while 46% were working 30 hours a week or less; (4) of those working, 41% said that the job did not interfere with school work; (5) 71.3% were working toward an Associate Degree, 69.7% planned to transfer, and 36% were enrolled in occupational programs; (6) with respect to class related activities, 65.8% indicated that they summarized major points in class or readings and 62.1% that they often participated in class discussions; (7) 45.9% indicated that they often used the library as a quiet place; (8) more than 45% indicated they never have serious discussions with foreign students or students with different political opinions or religious beliefs; (9) 43.7% stated that they had gained some information about career opportunities at SCCC; (10) 68.7% said that they had gained very little with respect to speaking another language; and (11) 68.9% indicated that they would attend South Central again. (KP)
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Community Colleges, Educational Experience, Females, Males, Minority Groups, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Experience, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Use Studies
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Central Community Coll., New Haven, CT.