ERIC Number: ED403818
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Students in the Abraham S. Fischler Center for the Advancement of Education Respond to a Satisfaction Survey: A Comparison Between On-Campus Students and Off-Campus Students. Research and Planning Report 96-12.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
This study examined student satisfaction among a sample of on-campus and off-campus students of the Abraham S. Fischler Center for the Advancement of Education at Nova Southeastern University. A total of 1,039 students responded to a survey that focused on demographic and background information, academic programs, and student services. The study found that 80 percent of on-campus students were enrolled in either a master's or specialist program, while nearly two-thirds of all off-campus students were enrolled in doctoral programs. Overall quality of the academic program received a slightly higher rating from off-campus students than from on-campus students, with off-campus respondents providing higher mean ratings than their on-campus counterparts for approximately two-thirds of all survey statements. On-campus respondents indicated higher levels of satisfaction than off-campus students for statements related to the university's technology-based information resource infrastructure. Over 20 percent of all respondents indicated that they would not have attended a college or university if they had not attended NSU. A copy of the survey questionnaire is appended. (Contains 15 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Access to Education, Demography, Distance Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Quality, Extension Education, Graduate Students, Graduate Study, Higher Education, On Campus Students, Program Evaluation, Satisfaction, School Choice, Schools of Education, Student Surveys, Technology, Universities
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Fort Lauderdale, FL.