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Lucas, John A. – 1980
As part of a continuing program of monitoring the number of student withdrawals and tuition refunds at William Rainey Harper College, students dropping courses during fall 1980 were surveyed to determine their characteristics and reasons for withdrawal. Students who simply stopped attending courses were not included in the study. The survey…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Dropout Research, Dropouts
Hildebrandt, Sharrie; Lucas, John A. – 1980
In fall 1979, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to determine the characteristics, attitudes, and activities of former and present students in the Legal Technology Program. All students enrolled in a selected Legal Technology course between fall 1974 and fall 1979 were included in the survey. The questionnaire solicited…
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Libraries, Education Work Relationship, Educational Background
Johnson, Thomas A.; Lucas, John A. – 1981
In 1980, a follow-up study was conducted of students in the Banking, Finance, and Credit curriculum (BFC) at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC). A questionnaire was mailed to all 40 students who had achieved a degree or certificate or had passed five courses in the BFC curriculum since its establishment in fall 1976. The instrument solicited…
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Colleges, Course Evaluation, Education Work Relationship
Lucas, John A. – 1981
A study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to establish a profile of fall 1980 students and to compare student data with selected community demographic data. Questionnaires were mailed to 498 credit students and 295 continuing education students, soliciting information on sex, marital status, age, occupation, plans, ethnic…
Descriptors: Age, Attendance Patterns, Community Characteristics, Community Colleges
Lucas, John A.; Normann, R. M. – 1991
In 1990, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to determine the feasibility of establishing an insurance program at the college and to assess local employment demand for insurance personnel. The survey instrument and a proposed curriculum for an associate degree program were mailed to 144 area insurance companies and…
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Planning, Community Colleges, Community Surveys
Lucas, John A. – 1987
In fall 1985, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to provide a student profile for general information purposes, to gather data not available on the college's automated data file, and to analyze WRHC's marketing outreach. Surveys were mailed to random samples of 500 credit degree students and 300 continuing education…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Educational Trends
Gebert, Henriette D.; Lucas, John A. – 1983
A follow-up study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to evaluate and obtain externally required information about the dietetic technician program. Surveys were mailed to all 47 of the students who graduated from the program between 1980 and 1982 to obtain information on their employment status, job title, length of service,…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns
Lucas, John A. – 1984
As part of an ongoing evaluation of the career programs at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), a follow-up study was conducted of 1982 program graduates and results were compared with those from earlier surveys. Questionnaires were sent to 634 students who graduated from career programs in 1981-82, requesting demographic information, current…
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns
Wisner, Patricia A.; Lucas, John A. – 1984
In spring 1984, a study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to investigate the needs of the more mature students attending the college. Telephone interviews were conducted with 143 students aged 60 to 64 (pre-seniors) and 155 students aged 65 or over (senior citizens), representing 81.7% and 91.2%, respectively, of the older…
Descriptors: College Credits, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Educational Attainment
Lucas, John A. – 1986
A study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to gather follow-up data on transfer-oriented students 1 year after they had accumulated at least 48 hours of credit at WRHC. All 824 alumni meeting these criteria were mailed a survey form asking about their current status, their evaluation of WRHC, and their activity pattern while at…
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns
Lucas, John A. – 1987
As part of an ongoing evaluation of the career programs at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), a follow-up study was conducted of 1984 program graduates, and results were compared with those from earlier surveys. Questionnaires were sent to 763 students who graduated from career programs in 1983-84, requesting demographic information, current…
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns
Lucas, John A. – 1982
A study of students enrolled at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) in fall 1981 was conducted to obtain demographic data and information on students' goals and relationship with the college, and to compare student data with community demographic data. A random sample of 500 traditional credit and 300 continuing education students was surveyed by…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Community Colleges, Continuing Education, Enrollment Trends
Lucas, John A. – 1982
A study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to obtain a profile of degree students who withdrew from courses at the college between 1979 and 1982. Study findings, based on forms completed by 10,148 of the 29,410 students who withdrew from courses during this period, included the following: (1) 11.5% of all course enrollments…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Courses, Dropout Attitudes, Dropout Characteristics
Rilki, Ernest; Lucas, John A. – 1987
In spring 1987, a follow-up survey was conducted of former William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) students who had taken five or more data processing courses at the college between 1980 and 1986. The survey focused on the students' employment status and educational intent while attending WRHC, their present employment situation, and their evaluation…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Data Processing, Employment Patterns
Evans, George; Lucas, John A. – 1988
A follow-up study was conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) of students who had completed several courses in the Criminal Justice Program to determine why students left the criminal justice field, examine Criminal Justice students' enrollment and course-taking patterns, and to analyze withdrawal and failure rates in the course,…
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns
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