ERIC Number: ED448833
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Findings from the Spring 2000 ACT Student Opinion Survey at South Texas Community College.
South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
The ACT Student Opinion Survey (ACTSOS) was administered during spring 2000 to 42 randomly selected classes at South Texas Community College (STCC) and to a national sample of 30,326 students drawn from 130 public colleges. Compared with the national sample, students in the STCC sample: (1) generally were more satisfied with their college experience; (2) differed significantly in terms of their ethnic composition; (2) used more financial aid services, computer services and college sponsored services; (3) reported lower use of the library/learning resources center facilities and services; and (4) were less satisfied with academic advising/course planning, admissions and registration, facilities, and the attitude of non-teaching staff toward students. Some of these differences may be accounted for by STCC's larger proportion of part-time students compared to the national sample. STCC sample students were also given a 33 item follow up survey, and additional information was drawn from a mail survey form of the ACTSOS sent to non-returning students. Findings included: (1) part-time students (and non-returning students) reported lower levels of service use and satisfaction than full-time students; and (2) students generally were satisfied with instructional quality. (PGS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Texas Community Coll., McAllen. Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Opinion Survey