ERIC Number: ED463820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Credit Student Analysis: 1999 and 2000. Faces of the Future: A Portrait of America's Community College Students.
This document is a report on 1999 and 2000 fall credit student analysis. The study surveyed approximately 100,000 credit students at over 300 community colleges. The report focuses on the reasons credit students enroll in community colleges and the different characteristics of credit students. The survey responses placed students in one of the six following clusters, by reason for enrolling in a community college: (1) upgrading skills for career advancement; (2) career preparation; (3) to prepare for and change career due to major life change; (4) personal enrichment; (5) transfer only; and (6) leisure or experimental purposes. "Career preparation,""personal enrichment," and "transfer only" were the three highest responses, respectively, from credit students. Most career preparation credit students were enrolled in health-, business-, or computer-related fields, respectively. Most students who listed personal enrichment as the main reason for enrolling in community college also expressed the intent to transfer. Demographics showed that African-American and Hispanic students represented a significant majority of the minority population at community colleges. Most respondents expressed that they were satisfied with the overall education provided by their community college and would recommend attending community college to others. The report includes two references, Web site information, and provides tables with specific statistics for each cluster of credit students. (MKF)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Role, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Enrollment Influences, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Programs, Two Year Colleges
Community College Press, P.O. Box 311, Annapolis Junction, MD 20701 ($20 for pack of 20). Tel: 800-250-6557 (Toll Free). For full text: http://www.aacc.nche.edu.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Community Colleges, Washington, DC.; ACT, Inc., Iowa City, IA.
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