ERIC Number: ED407999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Project Profile Report, Fall 1994.
Pennsylvania College of Technology's Project Profile is designed to collect data on the characteristics and objectives of entering students and compare results to those from previous years. This report presents data on the 4,674 students who applied and matriculated in fall 1994 and includes comparisons by student responses for fall 1990 to fall 1994. Section I describes the project methodology, indicating that an item on how students found out about the college was added to the questionnaire for the 1994 sample, and reviews general findings. Section II presents tables summarizing trends in student characteristics and objectives for 1990-94 for the total student population and for degree-seeking, non-degree-seeking, full-time, part-time, new degree-seeking, and returning degree-seeking students. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) 44% of students did not seriously consider attending until within 3 months of the time they applied and 68% did not consider attending until within 6 months of applying; (2) 45% of the students indicated that they found out about the college from friends, relatives, or parents; (3) the proportion of students with annual family incomes over $30,000 rose from 34.7% in 1990 to 40.2% in 1994; and (4) from 1992-94, the number of students who enrolled with the primary goal of transferring to a four-year institution decreased from 19% to 15.7%. The survey instrument and a brief history of the Project are appended. (HAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Full Time Students, Longitudinal Studies, Part Time Students, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport. Office of Strategic Planning and Research.