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During April and May 2017, Modesto Junior College conducted the 2017 MJC Student Experience Survey. This survey was administered online to all Spring 2017 enrolled students at the College. A range of questions enabled students to provide qualitative and quantitative feedback about their experiences as students at MJC. The questions in the final draft of the survey are available here.
* Nearly 1700 students participated in this survey, resulting in more than 3300 qualitative comments and more than 12,000 quantitative results.
* Responses from students enrolled in Year 1, Year 2, Year 3, and 4 Years or More were roughly equal (each representing approximately 25% of total survey respondents)
* Divisions with highest proportions of survey respondents were Business, Behavioral and Social Sciences (31% of respondents); Allied Health (21%); and Science, Math and Engineering (16%)
* About 12% of respondents were enrolled only in online courses.
II. Quantitative Responses
* A summary overview of quantitative results is available here. This data includes student ratings of various campus facilities and services in terms of their overall impact on student success.
* A survey dashboard documenting core area of student satisfaction by campus Division is available here.
* Ratings of items on campus that students feel have helped them to be successful, compared across Divisions, are listed here.
* Ratings of campus services in terms of their overall usefulness and importance
to students are listed here.
III. Qualitative Responses
* Among the 3300 qualitative comments received in this survey, the most frequently cited "most rewarding" aspects of attending MJC were the following:
(1) High quality faculty
(2) Faculty are attentive, helpful, and caring
(3) Diversity of the student body
(4) Friendliness of Staff
(5) Affordability of Education at MJC
* The most frequently cited "most challenging" aspects of attending MJC were the following:
(1) Lack of available courses and difficulty getting into specific courses
(2) Need for more accurate and reliable transfer assistance (for students planning to attend a 4-year institution)
(3) Parking difficulty
(4) Not enough online courses
(5) Personal financial difficulty
IV. Rating Quality of Education at MJC
Students were asked to rate the overall quality of education at MJC.
(1) 87.3% of all survey respondents rated their MJC education as "excellent" or "good"
(2) 86% of online students rated their MJC education as "excellent" or "good"
(3) The academic divisions with the highest proportions of students rating their education as "excellent" or "good" were:
* Allied Health (91%)
* Family & Consumer Sciences (91%)
* Literature & Language Arts (90%)
* Technical Education (90%)
* Business, Behavioral and Social Science (89%)
V. Rating Instructors' Support for Student Success
Students were asked to rate instructors' support for student success at MJC.
(1) 83% of all survey respondents rated instructors' support as "excellent" or "good"
(2) 82% of online students rated instructors' support as "excellent" or "good"
(3) The academic divisions with highest proportions of students rating instructor support for student success as "excellent" or "good" were:
* Literature & Language Arts (91.5%)
* Allied Health (89%)
* Family & Consumer Sciences (83.3%)
* Technical Education (83%)
VI. Knowing Where to Turn
Students were asked "If you were to experience difficulty with continuing your studies at MJC, do you feel confident that there is someone you could reach out to at the College who could help you explore your options?" The answer choices were "yes", "not sure:, and "no".
(1) Overall response: 64% "yes", 25.4% "not sure", and 10.7% "no"
(2) Response by Year of Study at MJC:
(3) Response by Primary Time of Study at MJC:
(4) Response by Primary Location:
Dean, Institutional Effectiveness
Phone: (209) 575-7795
Scott Kerlin, Ph.D.
Director, College Research
Phone: (209) 575-6727
James Palmer, MBA
College Research Analyst
Phone: (209) 575-6220
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