ERIC Number: ED466255
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov-26
Reference Count: N/A
Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) 2000 Survey Results: First-Time, Full-Time Students Institutional Summary.
Silverman, Barbara; Richardson, Odette Marie
This document is a report on the 2000 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey results from first-time, full-time students at Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) (California). The survey gathered data on student demographics, background experiences, college expectations, attitudes, and opinions. It was administered to 1,000 students, 867 of whom (87%) responded. Out of these respondents, 353 were classified as first-time, full-time students. Results include: (1) 73% of first-time, full-time students indicated SAC was their first college of choice; (2) 52% were first-generation college students; (3) 38% were English-as-a-second-language learners; (4) 72% were concerned with financing their education; and (5) 47% expected to obtain a bachelor's degree after attending SAC. Most respondents indicated that they chose to attend the college based on its academic reputation, low tuition, and placement of graduates. An interesting survey finding indicated that only 31% of the first-time, full-time respondents expected to be satisfied with their college experience at SAC. Overall, the survey findings could be utilized to help improve college services and programs in order to better meet student needs. The report includes tables that compare 2000 SAC CIRP findings with 1999 SAC results, along with 1999 and 2000 CIRP national norms for two-year public colleges. (MKF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount San Antonio Coll., Walnut, CA.