ERIC Number: ED401988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Westchester Community College Summer School Survey, 1996. Session I and Session II.
Lee, Marcia M.
A study was conducted at New York's Westchester Community College (WCC) to determine the characteristics and preferences of students enrolled in the two 1996 summer sessions. Surveys were sent to 1,271 students from Session I, held from May 13 to June 7, with usable responses received from 64.2% (n=816). An analysis of responses from Session I indicated that 72.3% of the respondents were working; only 6.1% were taking a previously failed course; 73.9% planned on transferring their summer credits; 80.3% stated that they preferred short, intensive courses in the summer; 78.9% preferred classes between 8a.m. and 1p.m.; 28.9% said they learned about WCC summer school from WCC mailings, 26.7% from another student, and 15.7% from a guidance counselor; and 40.7% planned to take more summer courses at WCC. For Session II, held from June 10 to July 12, 974 students were surveyed, with 60.2% (n=586) returning usable questionnaires. Among these respondents, 72.3% were working; only 4.9% were retaking a class they had previously failed; 46.4% preferred to meet 3 times a week for 5 weeks and 38.4% preferred evening classes; 59.6% preferred classes between 8a.m. and 1p.m.; 26.6% learned about WCC summer school from WCC mailings, 30.2% from another student, and 12.3% from a guidance counselor; and 55.6% intended to take another WCC summer course. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research.