ERIC Number: ED409059
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Freshman Students Survey, Westchester Community College, 1996.
Lee, Marcia M.
In 1996, New York's Westchester Community College undertook a study of changes in the demographic characteristics of the college's student body, focusing on an increase in enrollment of Hispanic students in fall 1996. Data were gathered through the American College Testing Freshman Survey administered to 776 first-time students in 46 English composition, literature, remedial English, and basic writing classes in fall 1996. Study findings included the following: (1) among full-time students, 19.1% reported being of Hispanic background, 22.3% reported that English was not their native tongue, and 77.2% were under 20 years of age; (2) among part-time students, 22.2% reported being of Hispanic background, 30.3% reported that English was not their native tongue, and 31.8% were over 30 years of age; (3) part-time students had a higher percentage of Black and Asian students than full-time students; (4) among students who transferred from another institution, 21.6% reported being of Hispanic background, 26.9% reported that English was not their native tongue, 41.5% were between the ages of 20 and 25, and 40.1% were over 25; and (5) it is expected that the increase of Hispanic students will require special student services, teaching techniques, and courses. (TGI)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.