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ERIC Number: ED463821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 23
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Spending the Summer at a California Community College.
Hagedorn, Linda Serra; Castro, Consuelo Rey
This document is a report on the attendance patterns and similarities of students enrolled at four-year colleges who attend community colleges primarily during the summer. The study surveyed 206 students who attended four-year institutions but enrolled in classes at East Los Angeles City College during the summer. Results indicated that 75% of the respondents were under the age of 21. Approximately 70% of the surveyed students were female. The majority of the respondents listed their ethnicity as Hispanic or Asian. Approximately 55% of the respondents stated they were freshmen or sophomores at their respective colleges. Most summer session students stated that saving money was the most important reason for taking courses at the community college. The next highest reason expressed by respondents was to take general education requirements during the summer to graduate sooner. The report offers recommendations to community colleges on how to better serve summer session students, such as adjusting course offerings in the summer and allotting a certain number of class spots to accommodate summer session students from four-year colleges. The report also suggests that two- and four-year colleges establish partnerships to assist the flow of students between the different systems. (Contains three tables and 17 references.) (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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