ERIC Number: ED405937
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Watsonville Center Needs Analysis: Analysis of the High School Student Surveys, Analysis of the Watsonville Center Student Surveys, and Report of the Initial Longitudinal Student Cohort Tracking for the Needs Analysis of the Watsonville Center, Fall 1995.
Prepared as part of a needs assessment for the Watsonville Center of California's Cabrillo College, the three reports included in this document present findings from studies conducted of area high school students and CC students. The first report presents findings from a fall 1995 study of 1,234 students at California's Aptos High School and Watsonville High School regarding their educational goals and factors affecting their decision to enroll at CC. This report indicates that 42% cited CC as their first choice for college and that there was more interest in attending CC's main campus than the Center. The second report presents findings from a study of 407 CC students enrolled at the Watsonville Center in fall 1995 to determine their reasons for attending the Center, satisfaction with services, and interests in courses. Findings from this report indicate 69% of the students spoke Spanish as their first language and 22% said that they would not attend college at all if the Center did not exist. The final report presents findings from a longitudinal study of CC students who first enrolled in fall 1992, comparing outcomes through spring 1995 for students enrolled exclusively at the Watsonville Center, at both the Center and CC's main campus, and exclusively at the main campus. This report indicates that a majority of the students enrolled at the Center only were Hispanic and Center-only students were at a higher risk of dropping out. Survey instruments are included for the first two reports. Enrollment projections for 1995 to 2005 are appended. (HAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Education Service Centers, Educational Demand, Enrollment Influences, High School Students, High Schools, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Needs Assessment, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA.