ERIC Number: ED462092
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Portrait of Students at Bellevue Community College, Fall 1999.
Talltree, Claire; Hodge, Valerie
Two surveys were administered to samples of Bellevue Community College (BCC) (Washington) students in fall 1999: the Faces of the Future (FOF) survey (administered to 399 credit and 195 non-credit students), and the Community College Student Experiences Questionnaire (CCSEQ) survey (administered to 370 credit students). Significant findings are reported according to seven categories: demographic characteristics, finances and work, educational attainment, student goals, quality of effort, services for students, and satisfaction and gains. Findings include: (1) 20% of non-credit, 17% of credit, and 59% of Asian/Pacific Island students are not native English speakers; (2) 50% of students experienced major stressful life events in the past 2 years; (3) 75% of credit students are employed (half working over 20 hours per week) and 75% said jobs interfered with schoolwork; (4) 59% of credit and only 13% of non-credit students received no educational financial support from employers; (5) 25% of credit students are first-generation college students; (6) 75% of non-credit students already have a college degree; (7) 75% of students stated the most important reason for attending was to transfer to a four-year college; (8) 50% of credit students were not involved in any campus organizations; and (9) 86% of credit and 91% of non-credit students were satisfied with their experiences at BCC. (Includes 117 figures.) (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bellevue Community Coll., WA.