ERIC Number: ED463011
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
New Student Survey: 1995-2000.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Since 1995, Johnson County Community College (JCCC) (Kansas) has been surveying new students each fall to determine their educational objectives and the factors that influence their decisions to attend the college. This report reviews the data obtained between 1995 and 2000 to determine if any trends are evident. The survey samples ranged from 4,760 in 1995 to 3,943 in 2000 (response rates ranged from 16% to 22%). Findings included: (1) there was a slight downward trend in the ratings over the past 4 years, from a mean rating of 4.3 to 4.1 (1 meaning "poor" and 5 meaning "excellent"); (2) the greatest percentage of new student respondents liked the following aspects of JCCC best over a 3-year period: low cost (42%), small class sizes (range 34 to 42%), and location (range 27 to 30%); (3) from 1995 to 2000, at least one-third of all new students intended to transfer to another college or university; (4) the transfer objective was most prevalent among new student respondents of age 24 or younger; (5) from 1995 to 2000, the percent of total new student respondents with career-related objectives ranged from 40% to 48%; (6) mean influences on decision-to-attend values exhibited little variability over the 6 years; and (7) the percent of female respondents over the 6-year period ranged from 61% to 68%. Contains 19 figures and 13 tables. Survey instrument appended. (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.