ERIC Number: ED413011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Project Profile Report, Fall 1996.
Pennsylvania College of Technology's Project Profile is designed to collect data on the characteristics and objectives of each year's entering students and compare results to those from previous years. This report presents data on the 4,759 students who applied and matriculated in fall 1996 and includes comparisons to profiles developed from fall 1992 through fall 1995. Section I describes the project methodology and reviews general findings. Section II presents tables summarizing trends in student characteristics and objectives for 1992-96 for the total student population and for degree-seeking, non-degree-seeking, full-time degree-seeking, part-time degree-seeking, new degree-seeking, and returning degree-seeking students. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) over the 5-year period, between 57% and 59% of students were male, while the proportion of African American students rose from 2.3% in 1992 to 3% in 1996; (2) the percentage of students with annual family incomes under $30,000 dropped from 63.7% in 1992 to 49.2% in 1996; (3) 11.1% of the 1996 students had also been accepted to another college, compared to only 7.6% of the 1992 class; and (4) over the period, students' primary goal of attending college remained to prepare for a new job, with 46.3% of the 1996 students citing this reason. The survey instrument and a brief history of the Project are appended. (BCY)
Descriptors: Enrollment, Enrollment Trends, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Full Time Students, Longitudinal Studies, Part Time Students, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Technical Institutes, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport. Office of Strategic Planning and Research.