ERIC Number: ED463702
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Students in Nova Southeastern University's Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies: Comparison of Students in the College of Professional and Liberal Studies and Their Counterparts in the College of Career Development.
MacFarland, Thomas W.
The purpose of this study was to identify demographic and other relevant distinctions between students at the College of Professional and Liberal Studies (PALS) at Nova Southeastern University's Farquhar Center for Undergraduate Studies and the University's College of Career Development (Career). PALS serves traditional undergraduate students, while Career meets the needs of the adult learner, with most classes offered on the weekends throughout Florida and at selected international sites. The study confirms that there are many differences between these two groups of students. Career has a higher representation of female and minority students, a higher rate of part-time enrollment, more students who are older, and a higher rate of students who select majors directly related to direct career opportunities. There is a dominant representation of permanent residents of Broward County, Florida, at PALS, but only 988 of all 3,372 Career students are permanent residents of Broward County. An appendix contains the data tables. (Contains 11 tables.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Nova Southeastern Univ., Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Research and Planning.