ERIC Number: ED430646
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
New Student Survey, Fall 1998.
The Fall 1998 annual survey of new Johnson County Community College (JCCC) students was designed to determine new students' educational objectives and what factors influence new students' decisions to attend JCCC. Surveys mailed to 3874 students identified by the Admissions Office resulted in 713 usable returned surveys. This evaluation reports overall ratings of JCCC, what students liked best and least, newspaper readership, information resources, and methods of registration. Major findings indicate that: (1) approximately 9 in 10 new students rate JCCC as excellent or good, 8% rate it average, and the remaining 3% fair or poor; (2) 42% of students indicate that low cost is an appealing aspect of JCCC, while another 42% note small class size as a major plus; (3) least favorable aspects of JCCC are parking (47%) and the fact that JCCC is a two-year school (30%); (4) the primary education objective of new students is transfer (36%), followed by preparation to change careers (14%); (5) the largest influences on students' decision to attend JCCC are the ability to work while attending, and the courses offered; and (6) the most important sources from which new students hear about JCCC include friend or relative (59%), college catalog (28%) schedule of classes (26%), and letters from the college (26%). Appendices A and B contain tabled results and a copy of the survey instrument. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.