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ERIC Number: ED514951
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-May-24
Pages: 49
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Canadian Career College Students. Phase I: Institutional Survey. Final Report
Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Human Resources and Social Development Canada in partnership with the Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation has commissioned R.A. Malatest & Associates to conduct the "Survey of Canadian Career College Students". The National Association of Career Colleges is supporting this research through the provision of in-kind assistance. The research will be conducted in three phases beginning with a survey of private career colleges (Institutional Survey) to ascertain the number of institutions and students eligible to participate in the "Career Colleges Student Survey". The in-school survey of students attending private career colleges will include follow-up to determine outcomes associated with participation in the private post-secondary educational system. In total, 1050 institutions were contacted and information was collected using the Institutional Survey to determine eligibility to participate in the "Career Colleges Student Survey". An institution was deemed to be eligible if less than 30% of the student population was enrolled in either English as Second Language or correspondence programs and the institution receives less than 50% of its total funding from government sources. Among the universe of 2,423 private career colleges in Canada, 441 currently hold membership with the National Association of Career Colleges, as reported by the NACC. The majority (1,982) of private career colleges are not members with the national association. Overall among the institutions contacted, 73% of NACC institutions and 43% of institutions not holding NACC membership were determined to be eligible to participate in the "Career Colleges Student Survey". In total, 11% of the institutions surveyed offer ESL (English as a Second Language) programs and 13% offer correspondence or distance education programs. Institutions not holding membership with the NACC are more likely to receive in excess of 50% of it revenue directly from government (13%) as compared to those with NACC membership (8%). Based on data from eligible institutions, it is estimated that 3,579 full and part-time instructors are employed in NACC institutions and 8,103 in non-NACC institutions. The student population for 2005 in institutions eligible to participate in the Career Colleges Student Survey was estimated to be 51,380 in institutions holding NACC membership and 104,727 in those not holding membership. On average, career colleges in Canada have relatively limited student enrollment. It is estimated that among eligible career college institutions, the average number of students enrolled in a NACC institution was 170 over the entire 2005 year and the average number enrolled in a non-NACC institution was 147 students. Appendices include: (1) Registered Private Vocational Schools Across Canada; and (2) Canadian Career College Institutional Survey. (Contains 20 tables and 16 figures.) [This paper was produced by The Canada Millennium Scholarship Foundation. For the Phase II report, see ED514952.]
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Human Resources and Social Development Canada
Identifiers - Location: Canada