ERIC Number: ED376868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Project Profile Report. Fall 1993.
Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport.
Pennsylvania College of Technology's Project Profile seeks to provide a portrait of all students entering each fall by collecting and analyzing surveys completed at the time of admission and comparing them to previous years. This report presents data on the 4,942 students who applied and matriculated in fall 1993 and includes comparisons by student categories and for findings from the past 5 years. Section I describes the project methodology and reviews general findings. Section II presents tables for 1989 through 1993 showing student characteristics and goals for the total student population and for degree-seeking, non-degree-seeking, full-time, part-time, and new and returning degree students. Finally, section III provides comparative summary reports for 1992-1993 for degree versus non-degree, full- versus part-time, and new versus returning students. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) from fall 1989 to fall 1993, entering non-degree enrollments declined 42.1%, while degree-seeking students increased by 21.7%; (2) non-degree students were generally older than degree-seeking students, concentrated in the divisions of business and computers, and more likely to be full-time workers (59.6% vs. 9.2% of the degree-seekers); (3) only 3.5% of degree and 5% of non-degree students chose the college because of affordability; and (4) options for increasing the numbers of non-degree students include developing courses aimed at improving job skills and improving the convenience of services. The survey instrument and a history of Project Profile are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport.