ERIC Number: ED401966
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Student Survey--Fall 1995.
Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.
In fall 1995, Illinois' Moraine Valley Community College (MVCC) conducted a survey of a random sample of 1,447 current students to gather information on their attitudes and goals and to compare responses for Asian, Black, Hispanic, and White students. Completed surveys were received from 433 students, including 53 Asians, 73 Blacks, 127 Hispanics, and 180 Whites. Study findings included the following: (1) 51% of the Black respondents had initially enrolled at MVCC to obtain an occupational degree or certificate, compared to 34% of Hispanic and 31% of both Asian and White respondents; (2) Asian respondents were the most likely group to enroll for transfer; (3) overall, 73% of the respondents were employed, while Asians had the lowest percentage employed at 50% and Hispanics had the highest at 80%; (4) 83% of the White respondents were receiving no financial aid, compared to 70% of the Asian, 61% of the Hispanic, and 41% of the Black respondents; (5) 369 respondents indicated that they planned to re-enroll the following semester, with no significant differences existing by ethnic group; and (6) for all respondents, the characteristic or program receiving the highest satisfaction rating was the availability of computer labs, while Black students gave the highest average satisfaction rating and Asian students the lowest. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community College., Palos Hills, IL. Office of Institutional Research.