ERIC Number: ED466880
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Johnson County Community College Fall 2001 New Student Survey.
Weglarz, Shirley G.
This survey of new Johnson County Community College (JCCC) (Kansas) students was conducted in fall 2001 to determine new students' educational objectives, and what factors influenced new students' decisions to attend JCCC. Questions were also asked about the JCCC Student Success Center and new students' preferences for various media to provide information for the college's marketing and advertising efforts. A total of 4,181 surveys were distributed; 463 usable surveys were collected (11% response rate). Major findings include: (1) 36% of students surveyed indicated their educational objective was to transfer to another college or university; (2) 13% indicated their educational objective was to prepare to change careers; and (3) 12% cited preparation to enter the job market as their objective. In addition, the four factors cited by almost two-thirds of the new students as "heavily influencing the decision to attend JCCC" were: (1) class times fit their schedules; (2) courses offered at JCCC; (3) cost of attending; and (4) can work while attending. Appended are the survey instrument and cover letter. (Contains 25 tables.) (RC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.