ERIC Number: ED384374
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
High School Survey, 1994. Executive Summary.
Central Piedmont Community Coll., Charlotte, NC. Dept. of Planning and Research.
In North Carolina as part of Central Piedmont Community College's (CPCC's) efforts to identify the training needs of the local service area and determine future directions for planning, a survey was conducted of 6,601 students in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg high school system regarding their plans and perceptions of the college. Study findings, based on responses from the 41.6% who were in the 12th grade, included the following: (1) 68.5% of the respondents indicated that they planned to attend college full-time after high school and 29.6% that they planned to attend part-time; (2) of those not planning to attend college, 15.9% indicated that they would attend if they had additional financial support, while 13.9% expressed an interest in on-the-job training programs and 8.3% in apprenticeship programs; (3) 41% were considering pursuing a four-year bachelor's degree, 7% a two-year associate degree, and 2.9% a one-year certificate or diploma; (4) among college-bound White respondents, 28% expressed an interest in CPCC, compared to 19.1% of college-bound Black respondents; (5) while 66.1% agreed with the statement that CPCC was a good place to study part-time and earn a degree, 38.8% agreed that the college was the second choice for most students; and (6) the areas of study in which students expressed the most interest were business (21.4%), computers (15.7%), engineering (11.8%), and nursing (9.7%). (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Central Piedmont Community Coll., Charlotte, NC. Dept. of Planning and Research.