Nearly half of US undergraduates attend a two-year institution and the vast majority have expressed their approval of those schools. A study conducted by the University of Texas at Austin looked at over 65,000 students on more than 100 public and private two year colleges. They found 86% rated their experience as good or excellent and 95% would recommend their school to a friend. 64% of community college students attend part-time and the average age of such students is 29. 47% hope to transfer to a four year institution while nearly 60% hope to gain job-related skills. While the overall experience is good, the social scene is not - 86% of full time students say they have never participated in an activity outside of class.

source: Campus Ministry Update - (New York Times January 18, 2004 section 4A p. 44) tags: College, Campus Ministry