ERIC Number: ED420331
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Spartanburg Technical College 1998 Citizen Survey.
Quinley, John W.; Cantrell, Jo Ellen
This 1998 Citizen Survey for Spartanburg Technical College (STC) in South Carolina, identifies the education and training needs of the service area, how STC can meet those needs, what changes need to be made in the college, and how it should promote its programs and services. Information was obtained through telephone surveys from a random sample of citizens. Results indicated that almost all of those surveyed were familiar with STC and its services, and all of those who had taken courses there responded that they were satisfied with STC and would recommend the college to others. Respondents had very positive perceptions of STC, with 99% agreeing that it provides effective, affordable, quality education that will allow graduates to get good jobs. However, the majority of those expressing opinions stated that STC is mostly a second-choice school, and one-third felt that it is a school for students with low grades. Slightly more than one-fifth of respondents expressed interest in taking courses at STC in the near future, with computer classes being most in demand. Only 9% of the respondents plan to take courses at other colleges. The most important aspects of STC included program/course offerings, convenient class times, good academic reputation, and low cost. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Spartanburg Technical Coll., SC.