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									                 2007
     Survey of Community
       College Students




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                                                University of Washington Tacoma
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                                                   University of Washington Tacoma
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                                             2007 Community College Survey Report


                                                          Overview

          The University of Washington Tacoma believes that understanding the opinions and
          expectations of regional community college students is fundamental to providing the
          higher education experience they desire. To this end, the UW Tacoma Office of
          Institutional Research and Planning (IRP) developed and offered community colleges the
          opportunity to participate in a survey of their students. The UW Tacoma wishes to express
          appreciation to Pierce College, South Puget Sound Community College, and Tacoma
          Community College for participating in this survey.

          The Community College Student Survey, conducted in spring 2007, was designed to
          provide a broad range of opinion data about student plans beyond their community college
          learning experience. This information will be utilized by UW Tacoma to help plan academic
          programs and support services for community college transfer students. It is hoped that
          participating community colleges will also find the data informative.




          Methodology

          The 50 questions contained in the survey were developed by IRP staff with references to
          content found in other national student surveys. It was designed to be administered online
          via a series of Web pages. A copy of the survey was made for each participating
          community college and made available for student access on a University of Washington
          website. Each participating community college sent out an all-student email containing an
          introductory cover letter from UW Tacoma with a link to the survey.

          In some cases, respondents were allowed to provide more than one answer to a particular
          question (i.e., “Select all that apply”). Other questions employed “skip” logic designed to
          display follow-up questions based on a response to a “branching” question.

          Several Washington community colleges were contacted and invited to participate. For
          various reasons, not all were able to do so. Following are total respondent numbers for
          those that did participate.

                 Community College Participants and Respondent Frequencies

                                                                                                     Cumulative
                                    Community College                   Frequency        Percent
                                                                                                      Percent
                    Pierce College                                              348           60.8         60.8
                    South Puget Sound Community College                         112           19.6         80.4
                    Tacoma Community College                                    112           19.6        100.0

                                                              Total             572          100.0



          The data collected for each participating community college during the survey’s open
          participation period were tallied separately in the hosting software. Once closed for
          participation, the separate data were combined into a master data file and analyzed using
          query and statistical analysis tools.

          The data provided in this report highlights the majority of questions and related statistics.



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                                          2007 Community College Survey Report


          Executive Summary
          In total, 572 students responded to the survey. The majority of respondents (61%)
          identified their gender as female. Seventy-one percent identified themselves as
          Caucasian; while among students of color African American / Black (7.6%) and Hispanic /
          Latino American (7.2%) had the largest number of respondents. Forty-six percent of
          respondents have one or more minor dependents in their care, while 27% have one or
          more adult dependents in their care.

          Not surprisingly, the majority of respondents are attending community college with the
          purpose of transferring with an AA degree. While 10.7% intend to complete or finalize
          their education with an AA degree, the majority (75.6%) plan to pursue advanced studies
          from BA/BS to doctorate degrees. Many of these students are hoping to exceed their
          parents or guardians’ education level, as only 34.8% have a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
          Of those not planning to transfer to a four-year university, family responsibilities (27.1%)
          were most often listed as the reason. Of the 80.5% who are considering transferring to a
          four-year college, 78.7% stated they are either absolutely interested or somewhat
          interested in transferring to UW Tacoma. Of those not interested in transferring to UW
          Tacoma, the top reason selected was that a program of interest is not offered. When
          asked how well informed they are about the transfer process, only 20% answered
          completely informed, with an additional 56% saying they are somewhat informed. Forty-
          five percent of respondents stated that they have taken an on-line class and would like to
          do so again in the future.

          Of those interested in transferring to UW Tacoma, the availability of the major they want
          was listed as the most important factor in their transfer decision, with UW Tacoma’s
          academic reputation and cost competitiveness tied for second most important. The top
          concern of these students is transferring credits from their current institution to UW
          Tacoma, followed by quality of instruction and getting good grades. Campus life/activities,
          campus size, and living in parents’ home were ranked as low importance or concern.

          Almost one out of four potential transfer students to UW Tacoma are undecided about an
          intended major (23.4%) for a bachelor’s degree. However, Interdisciplinary Arts and
          Sciences (IAS) (20.6%), Nursing (20.6%), and Business (19.0%) were seen as likely
          degree goals. The most popular intended degrees are Management and Accounting within
          Business, Computer Software and Systems within Technology, and Environmental
          Studies/Science within IAS. When asked which of a list of new proposed programs at UW
          Tacoma they would be interested in, Psychology and Health were the top choices followed
          by Computer Information Technology and Information Science. Fifty-four percent plan to
          attend UW Tacoma full-time, and 53% plan to apply for financial assistance. Only 7.7%
          are sure they plan to participate in study abroad. Students who plan to transfer greatly
          prefer class-meeting schedules of either two classes per week (38%) or three classes per
          week (28.3%), with the greatest percentage (45.6%) preferring morning classes. Housing
          is of interest to only 25.8% of students, with the largest percentage of those interested in
          on-campus single student apartments with in-unit cooking facilities.

          When asked to comment on improvements to the transfer process, many respondents felt
          UW Tacoma should be more proactive in disseminating information via electronic “push”
          technologies, focusing on transfer requirements, degree opportunities, and other
          information that would “ensure that my current path is on track.” Students offered many
          suggestions for possible “programs or degrees” offered on their community college
          campus in conjuncture with UW Tacoma. There was a broad preference for heath
          sciences/medical courses (Bachelor of Dental Hygiene and Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
          as well as liberal arts (drama, linguistics, philosophy) with further interest expressed in
          the social sciences and education.


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                                          Office of Institutional Research and Planning
                                          2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                           Survey Results
                                                              Following are tables containing the
                                                                      results to survey questions




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                                                  2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                                                  Community College
    Question 1                                                                                                                 Total
                                                                                            Pierce       SPS        TCC
    What is the main                      To earn a degree or          Count                       42      27          13          82
    reason you are                        certificate for work         % within CC          12.1%       24.1%      11.6%       14.4%
    attending
                                                                       Count                       44      16          16          76
    community college?                    To earn a degree or
                                          certificate for transfer     % within CC          12.7%       14.3%      14.3%       13.3%

                                          Transfer with an AA          Count                      185      45          70         300
                                          etc                          % within CC          53.5%       40.2%      62.5%       52.6%
                                                                       Count                       34      13             9        56
                                          Transfer with credits
                                                                       % within CC            9.8%      11.6%       8.0%        9.8%
                                                                       Count                        2          1          2            5
                                          Finish HS or GED
                                                                       % within CC                .6%     .9%       1.8%          .9%

                                          Improve Math or              Count                        1          1          0            2
                                          English                      % within CC                .3%     .9%         .0%         .4%
                                                                       Count                       32          7          2        41
                                          Self improvement
                                                                       % within CC            9.2%       6.3%       1.8%        7.2%
                                                                       Count                        6          2          0            8
                                          improve job skills
                                                                       % within CC            1.7%       1.8%         .0%       1.4%
                                                                       Count                      346     112         112         570
                                                               Total
                                                                       % within CC         100.0%       100.0%     100.0%     100.0%




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                                                 2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                                            Community College                  Total
    Question 2
                                                                                     Pierce       SPS           TCC

   In which                                                   Count                        46         14          17                   77
                                      Business
   community college                                          % within CC             13.2%       12.5%         15.2%          13.5%
   program are you
                                                              Count                        11           7             2                20
   currently enrolled?                CSS
                                                              % within CC               3.2%       6.3%          1.8%            3.5%
                                                              Count                        13           3             0                16
                                      Education
                                                              % within CC               3.7%       2.7%          .0%             2.8%
                                                              Count                           8         0             4                12
                                      Engineering
                                                              % within CC               2.3%         .0%         3.6%            2.1%
                                                              Count                           3         1             0                  4
                                      Language
                                                              % within CC                .9%         .9%         .0%              .7%
                                                              Count                        78         22          20               120
                                      General Studies
                                                              % within CC             22.4%       19.6%         17.9%          21.0%
                                                              Count                           7         7             4                18
                                      Humanities
                                                              % within CC               2.0%       6.3%          3.6%            3.1%
                                                              Count                           3         3             2                  8
                                      IT
                                                              % within CC                .9%       2.7%          1.8%            1.4%
                                                              Count                           4         4             3                11
                                      Legal
                                                              % within CC               1.1%       3.6%          2.7%            1.9%
                                                              Count                        40         11          16                   67
                                      Nursing
                                                              % within CC             11.5%        9.8%         14.3%          11.7%
                                      Health                  Count                        11           5             7                23
                                      Occupations             % within CC               3.2%       4.5%          6.3%            4.0%
                                                              Count                        23           1         10                   34
                                      Science
                                                              % within CC               6.6%         .9%         8.9%            5.9%
                                                              Count                        20           9             7                36
                                      Social Sciences
                                                              % within CC               5.7%       8.0%          6.3%            6.3%
                                                              Count                           5         0             2                  7
                                      Social Welfare
                                                              % within CC               1.4%         .0%         1.8%            1.2%
                                                              Count                           4         2             0                  6
                                      Trade Skills
                                                              % within CC               1.1%       1.8%          .0%             1.0%
                                                              Count                        72         23          18               113
                                      Other
                                                              % within CC             20.7%       20.5%         16.1%          19.8%
                                                              Count                      348        112          112               572
                                                      Total
                                                              % within CC            100.0%       100.0%    100.0%            100.0%




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                                                         University of Washington Tacoma
                                                   Office of Institutional Research and Planning
                                                   2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                                               Community College
     Question 3                                                                                                                 Total
                                                                                         Pierce         SPS        TCC
     What is the highest                                           Count                       87         30         27             144
                                          Review Arithmetic
     level math class you                                          % within CC             25.0%       26.8%      24.1%          25.2%
     plan on completing
                                                                   Count                           9          3          3              15
     at your community                    Pre-Algebra
     college?                                                      % within CC              2.6%        2.7%       2.7%           2.6%
                                                                   Count                       14             9          7              30
                                          Intro Algebra
                                                                   % within CC              4.0%        8.0%       6.3%           5.2%
                                                                   Count                       59         10         12                 81
                                          Intro stats
                                                                   % within CC             17.0%        8.9%      10.7%          14.2%
                                          Intermediate             Count                       18             7          5              30
                                          Algebra                  % within CC              5.2%        6.3%       4.5%           5.2%
                                                                   Count                       47         15         16                 78
                                          College Algebra
                                                                   % within CC             13.5%       13.4%      14.3%          13.6%
                                                                   Count                           8          4          3              15
                                          Algebra 2
                                                                   % within CC              2.3%        3.6%       2.7%           2.6%
                                                                   Count                           5          0          0              5
                                          Geometry
                                                                   % within CC              1.4%         .0%        .0%             .9%
                                                                   Count                           6          2          3              11
                                          Trig
                                                                   % within CC              1.7%        1.8%       2.7%           1.9%
                                                                   Count                       30         11         10                 51
                                          Pre-calc
                                                                   % within CC              8.6%        9.8%       8.9%           8.9%
                                                                   Count                       34         16         12                 62
                                          Calc 1
                                                                   % within CC              9.8%       14.3%      10.7%          10.8%
                                                                   Count                       16             1          4              21
                                          Calc 2
                                                                   % within CC              4.6%         .9%       3.6%           3.7%
                                                                   Count                       15             4      10                 29
                                          Calc 3
                                                                   % within CC              4.3%        3.6%       8.9%           5.1%

                                                           Total Count                       348         112        112             572
                                                                   % within CC           100.0%        100.0%     100.0%       100.0%




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                                                  2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                                          Community College                Total
       Question 4
                                                                                   Pierce          SPS        TCC
      How many total                                        Count                         61            11          17             89
                                          1-20
      credit hours have                                     % within CC              17.6%          9.8%      15.2%        15.6%
      you completed in
                                                            Count                         66            31          17         114
      community                           21-40
      college?                                              % within CC              19.0%         27.7%      15.2%        20.0%
                                                            Count                         80            20          17         117
                                          41-60
                                                            % within CC              23.1%         17.9%      15.2%        20.5%
                                                            Count                         51            26          22             99
                                          61-80
                                                            % within CC              14.7%         23.2%      19.6%        17.3%
                                                            Count                         89            24          39         152
                                          81-more
                                                            % within CC              25.6%         21.4%      34.8%        26.6%
                                                            Count                      347           112        112            571
                                                    Total
                                                            % within CC            100.0%         100.0%     100.0%       100.0%




                                                                                          Community College               Total
       Question 5
                                                                                     PC           SPS         TCC
       What is your                                         Count                      179           68         62            309
                                           3.5-4.0
       current cumulative                                   % within CC             52.0%         60.7%       55.4%        54.4%
       community college
                                                            Count                      138           42         44            224
       GPA?                                2.5-3.4
                                                            % within CC             40.1%         37.5%       39.3%        39.4%
                                                            Count                         22             2          5             29
                                           1.5-2.4
                                                            % within CC               6.4%         1.8%        4.5%         5.1%
                                                            Count                          3             0          1              4
                                           0.7-1.4
                                                            % within CC                .9%          .0%        .9%            .7%
                                           0.6 or           Count                          2             0          0              2
                                           below            % within CC                .6%          .0%        .0%            .4%
                                                            Count                      344          112        112            568
                                                    Total
                                                            % within CC            100.0%         100.0%     100.0%      100.0%




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                                               2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                                               Community College
  Question 6                                                                                                                      Total
                                                                                        Pierce        SPS             TCC
 Please tell us about                I have not taken an on-
                                                                     Count                     74          46           16          136
 your experience                     line class and do not
                                     plan to do so in the
 with on-line classes                                                % within CC         21.3%        41.1%       14.3%           23.8%
                                     future
 in community
 college?                            I have not taken an on-         Count                     50          20           17           87
                                     line class but would like
                                     to do so in the future          % within CC         14.4%        17.9%       15.2%           15.2%
                                     I have taken an on-line
                                                                     Count                     32          11           15           58
                                     class and do not plan to
                                     do so again in the
                                                                     % within CC            9.2%          9.8%    13.4%           10.2%
                                     future
                                     I have taken an on-line
                                                                     Count                  173            30           53          256
                                     class and would like to
                                     do so again in the
                                                                     % within CC         49.9%        26.8%       47.3%           44.8%
                                     future
                                                                     Count                     18           5           11           34
                                     Other
                                                                     % within CC            5.2%          4.5%        9.8%         6.0%

                                                                     Count                  347           112          112          571
                                                            Total
                                                                     % within CC       100.0%        100.0%       100.0%        100.0%




                                                                                      Community College
             Question 7                                                                                                 Total
                                                                                   Pierce       SPS         TCC
             How well informed                 Not at all           Count              90            32          17         139
             are you regarding                 informed
             transferring to a                                      % within CC    25.9%       28.6%       15.2%        24.3%
             four year college?                                     Count            183             59          78         320
                                               Somewhat
                                               Informed
                                                                    % within CC    52.6%       52.7%       69.6%        55.9%

                                               Completely           Count              75            21          17         113
                                               informed
                                                                    % within CC    21.6%       18.8%       15.2%        19.8%

                                                                    Count            348            112      112            572
                                                       Total
                                                                                    100.0       100.0       100.0       100.0
                                                                    % within CC
                                                                                       %           %           %           %




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                                                2007 Community College Survey Report




                                                                                            Community College
       Question 8                                                                                                              Total
                                                                                        Pierce        SPS         TCC
       Are you considering                                      Count                      280          83          96            459
       transferring to a                  Yes
                                                                % within CC             80.9%        74.1%       85.7%        80.5%
       university or four-
       year college?                                            Count                           32      16          11             59
                                          No
                                                                % within CC               9.2%       14.3%        9.8%        10.4%

                                          Haven’t thought       Count                           34      13              5          52
                                          about it
                                                                % within CC               9.8%       11.6%        4.5%          9.1%

                                                        Total Count                        346         112         112            570
                                                                % within CC            100.0%        100.0%      100.0%      100.0%




                                                                                            Community College
 Question 9                                                                                                                        Total
                                                                                      Pierce          SPS          TCC
 Are you interested                                           Count                        68               26           15             109
 in transferring to                  Not at all interested
                                                              % within CC              21.6%          27.1%        14.9%            21.3%
 UW Tacoma?
                                                              Count                       138               49           43             230
                                     Somewhat
                                     interested                                        43.8%          51.0%        42.6%            44.9%
                                                              % within CC
                                                              Count                       109               21           43             173
                                     Absolutely
                                     interested               % within CC              34.6%          21.9%        42.6%            33.8%
                                                              Count                       315               96          101             512
                                                     Total
                                                              % within CC             100.0%         100.0%        100.0%         100.0%




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                 Question 10                                                           Community College
                 How did you learn about the Univ. of                            Pierce       SPS          TCC
                 Washington Tacoma?                                              Count        Count       Count
                                                   Not selected                      195            61           60
                 Advertisement
                                                   Selected                            52             9          25
                                                   Not selected                      203            63           63
                 Advisor at current institution
                                                   Selected                            44             7          22
                                                   Not selected                      211            64           67
                 Campus visit
                                                   Selected                            36             6          18
                                                   Not selected                      230            65           82
                 Co-worker
                                                   Selected                            17             5           3
                                                   Not selected                      165            46           40
                 Family or friend
                                                   Selected                            82           24           45
                                                   Not selected                      198            50           78
                 From this survey
                                                   Selected                            49           20            7
                 High school counselor or          Not selected                      235            68           81
                 teacher                           Selected                            12             2           4
                                                   Not selected                      244            69           83
                 Human Resource Office
                                                   Selected                               3           1           2
                 Instructor at current             Not selected                      225            64           77
                 institution                       Selected                            22             6           8
                                                   Not selected                      197            53           60
                 Internet website
                                                   Selected                            50           17           25
                 Newspaper article or              Not selected                      225            69           70
                 television news                   Selected                            22             1          15
                 Publications received in the      Not selected                      236            67           76
                 mail                              Selected                            11             3           9
                                                   Not selected                      240            65           82
                 Radio (KPLU)
                                                   Selected                               7           5           3
                 Traveling in downtown             Not selected                      182            61           48
                 Tacoma                            Selected                            65             9          37
                                                   Not selected                      239            68           78
                 UW Seattle representative
                                                   Selected                               8           2           7
                                                   Not selected                      212            63           73
                 UW Tacoma representative
                                                   Selected                            35             7          12
                                                   Not selected                      228            65           72
                 Other
                                                   Selected                            19             5          13

                 Skip Logic                        Question not seen                 100            42           26




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                                                                                          Community College
    Question 11                                                                                                                 Total
                                                                                    Pierce        SPS           TCC
    In which area would                                      Count                       43             12            20                  75
    you like to pursue a                  Business
                                                             % within CC             17.8%        17.4%         24.1%            19.0%
    bachelor’s degree?
    Select one.                                              Count                       18              9              5                 32
                                          Institute of
                                          Technology
                                                             % within CC              7.4%        13.0%          6.0%             8.1%

                                                             Count                       48             12            21                  81
                                          IAS
                                                             % within CC             19.8%        17.4%         25.3%            20.6%

                                                             Count                       51             15            15                  81
                                          Nursing
                                                             % within CC             21.1%        21.7%         18.1%            20.6%

                                                             Count                       21              3              6                 30
                                          Social Work
                                                             % within CC              8.7%         4.3%          7.2%             7.6%

                                                             Count                           2           0              1                 3
                                          Urban Studies
                                                             % within CC                .8%         .0%          1.2%                 .8%

                                                             Count                       59             18            15                  92
                                          Undecided
                                                             % within CC             24.4%        26.1%         18.1%            23.4%

                                                     Total Count                        242             69            83              394
                                                             % within CC            100.0%       100.0%       100.0%           100.0%



                                                                                            Community College                 Total
        Question 12
                                                                                       PC         SPS         TCC
        Which business                                            Count                      9          4           7             20
                                          Accounting
        degree would you                                          % within CC         20.9%       33.3%      35.0%           26.7%
        pursue at UW
                                                                  Count                      2          1           0                 3
        Tacoma?                           Finance
                                                                  % within CC          4.7%        8.3%         .0%            4.0%
                                                                  Count                      4          1           4                 9
                                          General Business
                                                                  % within CC          9.3%        8.3%      20.0%           12.0%

                                          International           Count                      3          1           1                 5
                                          Business                % within CC          7.0%        8.3%         5.0%           6.7%
                                                                  Count                   16            3           3             22
                                          Management
                                                                  % within CC         37.2%       25.0%      15.0%           29.3%
                                                                  Count                      7          0           0                 7
                                          Marketing
                                                                  % within CC         16.3%         .0%         .0%            9.3%
                                                                  Count                      2          2           5                 9
                                          Undecided
                                                                  % within CC          4.7%       16.7%      25.0%           12.0%
                                                                  Count                   43         12          20               75
                                                          Total
                                                                  % within CC        100.0%      100.0%      100.0%         100.0%



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                                                2007 Community College Survey Report

                                                                                     Community College                          Total
          Question 13
                                                                                PC              SPS             TCC
          Which                                         Count                         3               3               0                  6
                                          B.A. CSS
          technology                                    % within CC             16.7%           33.3%            .0%            18.8%
          degree would
                                                        Count                         4               3               3                 10
          you pursue at                   B.S. CSS
          UW Tacoma?                                    % within CC             22.2%           33.3%           60.0%           31.3%
                                                        Count                         4               2               2                  8
                                          B.S. CES
                                                        % within CC             22.2%           22.2%           40.0%           25.0%
                                                        Count                         7               1               0                  8
                                          Undecided
                                                        % within CC             38.9%           11.1%            .0%            25.0%
                                                        Count                        18               9               5                 32
                                               Total
                                                        % within CC            100.0%       100.0%          100.0%          100.0%



                                                                                           Community College                            Total
   Question 14
                                                                                      PC              SPS             TCC
   Which                                                      Count                         1               0               0                   1
                                    American Studies
   Interdisciplinary                                          % within CC             2.1%                .0%             .0%            1.3%
   Arts and Sciences                Arts, Media &             Count                         7               2               2                   11
   degree would you                 Culture                   % within CC            14.6%            16.7%           10.0%             13.8%
   pursue at UW
   Tacoma?                                                    Count                         2               0               1                   3
                                    Communication
                                                              % within CC             4.2%                .0%          5.0%              3.8%
                                    Environmental             Count                         9               3               2                   14
                                    Studies/Science           % within CC            18.8%            25.0%           10.0%             17.5%
                                    Ethnic, Gender and        Count                         0               0               3                   3
                                    Labor Studies             % within CC                 .0%             .0%         15.0%              3.8%
                                                              Count                         4               1               2                   7
                                    General Studies
                                                              % within CC             8.3%             8.3%           10.0%              8.8%
                                                              Count                         3               0               2                   5
                                    Global Studies
                                                              % within CC             6.3%                .0%         10.0%              6.3%
                                                              Count                         1               0               0                   1
                                    Global Honors
                                                              % within CC             2.1%                .0%             .0%            1.3%
                                                              Count                         0               1               0                   1
                                    Political Economy
                                                              % within CC                 .0%          8.3%               .0%            1.3%
                                                              Count                         1               0               1                   2
                                    Politics and Values
                                                              % within CC             2.1%                .0%          5.0%              2.5%
                                                              Count                         7               2               4                   13
                                    Psychology
                                                              % within CC            14.6%            16.7%           20.0%             16.3%
                                                              Count                         2               0               1                   3
                                    Self and Society
                                                              % within CC             4.2%                .0%          5.0%              3.8%
                                                              Count                        11               3               2                   16
                                    Undecided
                                                              % within CC            22.9%            25.0%           10.0%             20.0%
                                                              Count                        48             12              20                    80
                                                      Total
                                                              % within CC            100.0%       100.0%          100.0%            100.0%



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                                                                                    Community College                 Total
         Question 16
                                                                               PC             SPS        TCC
         If you transfer to                           Count                         33              5       11                49
                                           BSN
         UW Tacoma, select                            % within CC             91.7%           62.5%      91.7%        87.5%
         the program that
                                                      Count                          3              3           0             6
         would be of interest              MN
         to you?                                      % within CC               8.3%          37.5%        .0%        10.7%
                                                      Count                          0              0           1             1
                                           Other
                                                      % within CC                .0%            .0%       8.3%         1.8%
                                                      Count                         36              8       12                56
                                              Total
                                                      % within CC            100.0%       100.0%         100.0%      100.0%


       NOTE: Question 16 was a skip logic question designed for respondents that acknowledged in
       question 15 they were a registered nurse.



                                                                                    Community College
        Question 17                                                                                                   Total
                                                                              Pierce          SPS         TCC
        If you transfer to                            Count                       124               35          58        217
        UW Tacoma, would                  Full time
                                                      % within CC              50.4%          50.0%       67.4%        54.0%
        you plan to attend
        full time or part                             Count                         84              22          15        121
        time?                             Part time
                                                      % within CC              34.1%          31.4%       17.4%        30.1%

                                                      Count                         38              13          13            64
                                          Not Sure
                                                      % within CC              15.4%          18.6%       15.1%        15.9%

                                              Total Count                         246               70          86        402
                                                      % within CC             100.0%          100.0%     100.0%      100.0%




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                                                                                      Community College
              Question 18                                                                                               Total
                                                                                  Pierce       SPS          TCC
             If you transfer to                              Count                   113          41           59            213
             UW Tacoma, do                     Yes
                                                             % within CC          45.7%        58.6%       68.6%        52.9%
             you plan to apply
             for financial                                   Count                    56             8            6           70
             assistance?                       No
                                                             % within CC          22.7%        11.4%        7.0%        17.4%

                                                             Count                    78          21           21            120
                                               Possibly
                                                             % within CC          31.6%        30.0%       24.4%        29.8%

                                                     Total Count                     247          70           86            403
                                                             % within CC          100.0%     100.0%        100.0%      100.0%




                                                                                             Community College
      Question 19                                                                                                                Total
                                                                                      Pierce         SPS          TCC
     In general, for a 5                  1 class per week      Count                       35             7            8                50
     credit hour class                    for 4.5 hours
                                                                % within CC            14.2%         10.0%            9.3%         12.4%
     excluding labs,
     which class                          2 classes a week,     Count                       97           33            23            153
     schedules do you                     2 hours 15
     prefer?                              minutes each          % within CC            39.3%         47.1%        26.7%            38.0%
                                          class
                                          3 classes a week,     Count                       71           16            27            114
                                          1 hour 30 minutes
                                          each class            % within CC            28.7%         22.9%        31.4%            28.3%
                                          4 classes a week,     Count                       24             7            9                40
                                          1 hour 10 minutes
                                          each class            % within CC                9.7%      10.0%        10.5%            9.9%
                                          5 classes a week      Count                       20             7           19                46
                                          for 55 minutes
                                          each class            % within CC                8.1%      10.0%        22.1%            11.4%

                                                        Total   Count                      247           70            86            403
                                                                % within CC           100.0%         100.0%       100.0%        100.0%




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                                                                                            Community College
   Question 20                                                                                                               Total
                                                                                      Pierce       SPS          TCC
   Please indicate your                                        Count                        98           31           54         183
   preference for the                     Morning classes
                                                               % within CC              39.7%      44.9%        63.5%        45.6%
   following.
   First choice                                                Count                        24           15           11             50
                                          Afternoon classes
                                                               % within CC               9.7%      21.7%        12.9%        12.5%

                                                               Count                        59           10           10             79
                                          Evening classes
                                                               % within CC              23.9%      14.5%        11.8%        19.7%

                                                               Count                        62            6           10             78
                                          On-line classes
                                                               % within CC              25.1%       8.7%        11.8%        19.5%

                                                               Count                           4          7            0             11
                                          Weekend classes
                                                               % within CC               1.6%      10.1%          .0%          2.7%

                                                       Total   Count                      247            69           85         401
                                                               % within CC            100.0%       100.0%     100.0%        100.0%




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            Question 21                                                                     Community College
            How important were the following to your                                Pierce        SPS           TCC
            decision to come to UW Tacoma?                                          Count        Count       Count
                                                       Very Important                      25            4            9
                                                       2                                   18            8            8
              Campus life / Activities                 3                                   56           12            33
                                                       4                                   42           18            12
                                                       Not at all Important                105          28            23
                                                       Very Important                      26            5            8
                                                       2                                   34           14            19
             Campus size                               3                                   71           12            29
                                                       4                                   35           11            14
                                                       Not at all Important                78           27            15
                                                       Very Important                      121          39            51
                                                       2                                   70           23            23
            Commuting distance                         3                                   28            7            8
                                                       4                                     8           0            2
                                                       Not at all Important                16            0            1
                                                       Very Important                      47            8            22
                                                       2                                   60           24            19
            Diversity of students, faculty and
                                                       3                                   68           18            24
            staff
                                                       4                                   23           10            8
                                                       Not at all Important                45            9            12
                                                       Very Important                      24            8            15
                                                       2                                   13            6            4
            I can live in parents’ home while
                                                       3                                   18            9            14
            attending UW Tacoma
                                                       4                                     6           3            3
                                                       Not at all Important                184          44            48
                                                       Very Important                      76           24            31
                                                       2                                   83           20            24
            Interdisciplinary curriculum               3                                   59           20            21
                                                       4                                   15            4            4
                                                       Not at all Important                12            2            4
                                                       Very Important                      113          31            46
                                                       2                                   63           29            23
            Location                                   3                                   50            9            12
                                                       4                                     6           1            2
                                                       Not at all Important                14            0            2




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            Question 21 (cont.)                                                            Community College
            How important were the following to your                                Pierce       SPS           TCC
            decision to come to UWT?                                                Count       Count       Count
                                                       Very Important                      97          32            33
                                                       2                                   46          19            17
            Receiving a scholarship here               3                                   52          12            14
                                                       4                                   19           4            9
                                                       Not at all Important                31           3            11
                                                       Very Important                      90          37            37
                                                       2                                   53          14            18
            Receiving more financial aid here
                                                       3                                   40          10            10
            than other colleges
                                                       4                                   20           5            9
                                                       Not at all Important                42           4            10
                                                       Very Important                      78          11            17
                                                       2                                   74          23            25
            Recommendation from advisor,
                                                       3                                   50          19            23
            counselor, or teacher
                                                       4                                   13          11            9
                                                       Not at all Important                31           6            10
                                                       Very Important                      67           4            17
                                                       2                                   48          14            17
            Recommendation from a member of
                                                       3                                   70          31            26
            the UW Tacoma faculty or staff
                                                       4                                   17          14            9
                                                       Not at all Important                43           6            15
                                                       Very Important                      36           6            6
                                                       2                                   50          16            22
            Recommendation of a co-worker              3                                   99          30            28
                                                       4                                   16          11            8
                                                       Not at all Important                44           6            19
                                                       Very Important                      55          13            13
                                                       2                                   63          22            19
            Recommendation of friends enrolled
                                                       3                                   70          21            33
            at UW Tacoma
                                                       4                                   14          10            8
                                                       Not at all Important                42           3            10
                                                       Very Important                      53          10            9
                                                       2                                   52          16            24
            Recommendation from an employer
                                                       3                                   82          22            25
            or human resource officer
                                                       4                                   14          14            7
                                                       Not at all Important                43           7            19




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            Question 21 (cont.)                                                            Community College
            How important were the following to your                               Pierce        SPS           TCC
            decision to come to UWT?                                               Count        Count       Count
                                                      Very Important                      48           10            16
                                                      2                                   58           20            18
            Recommendation of parents or
                                                      3                                   68           21            27
            family
                                                      4                                   14           11            5
                                                      Not at all Important                56            6            17
                                                      Very Important                      60            9            15
                                                      2                                   65           26            31
            Recommendation of a UW Tacoma
                                                      3                                   67           19            20
            student
                                                      4                                   11           12            3
                                                      Not at all Important                42            3            15
                                                      Very Important                      127          37            40
                                                      2                                   79           19            32
            The University of Washington’s
                                                      3                                   28            9            13
            overall reputation
                                                      4                                     2           3            0
                                                      Not at all Important                  9           1            1
                                                      Very Important                      133          38            45
                                                      2                                   75           18            26
            UW Tacoma’s academic reputation           3                                   25           10            10
                                                      4                                     1           2            0
                                                      Not at all Important                  7           1            3
                                                      Very Important                      136          38            42
                                                      2                                   60           20            30
            UW Tacoma is cost-competitive             3                                   34            7            10
                                                      4                                     3           1            0
                                                      Not at all Important                13            1            2
                                                      Very Important                      182          53            67
                                                      2                                   40            8            15
            UW Tacoma offers the major I want         3                                   17            7            2
                                                      4                                     3           0            0
                                                      Not at all Important                  4           1            0




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            Question 22                                                                    Community College
            How important to you are the following                                 Pierce        SPS           TCC
            regarding your possible transfer to UW Tacoma?                         Count        Count       Count
                                                      Very Important                      129          36            40
                                                      2                                   48           21            26
            Access to computer technology             3                                   47            9            10
                                                      4                                     7           1            6
                                                      Not at all Important                15            3            2
                                                      Very Important                      170          42            52
                                                      2                                   60           21            27
            Approachability of faculty                3                                   13            5            4
                                                      4                                     0           2            0
                                                      Not at all Important                  2           0            1
                                                      Very Important                      91           21            23
                                                      2                                   59           18            20
            Balancing my social life with my
                                                      3                                   48           18            18
            studies
                                                      4                                   25            9            14
                                                      Not at all Important                21            3            8
                                                      Very Important                      184          47            57
                                                      2                                   43           17            15
            Balancing studies with work and/or
                                                      3                                   12            4            4
            family responsibilities
                                                      4                                     1           1            4
                                                      Not at all Important                  4           1            3
                                                      Very Important                      177          50            58
                                                      2                                   46           15            20
            Career preparation                        3                                   14            5            3
                                                      4                                     3           0            1
                                                      Not at all Important                  6           0            2
                                                      Very Important                      42            7            6
                                                      2                                   19            5            7
            Childcare                                 3                                   28            8            7
                                                      4                                   25            6            11
                                                      Not at all Important                128          43            50
                                                      Very Important                      45            5            15
                                                      2                                   49           18            15
            Classes might be academically too
                                                      3                                   81           26            19
            challenging
                                                      4                                   28           10            17
                                                      Not at all Important                43           11            18
                                                      Very Important                      163          46            52
                                                      2                                   62           19            24
            Course availability
                                                      3                                   18            3            7
                                                      Not at all Important                  3           1            0

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            Question 22 (cont.)                                                            Community College
            How important to you are the following                                 Pierce        SPS           TCC
            regarding your possible transfer to UW Tacoma?                         Count        Count       Count
                                                      Very Important                      56            9            23
                                                      2                                   55           30            16
            Diversity of students, faculty and
                                                      3                                   64           14            22
            staff
                                                      4                                   24            6            11
                                                      Not at all Important                43           10            11
                                                      Very Important                      142          43            51
                                                      2                                   40           15            17
            Financing my education                    3                                   33            6            12
                                                      4                                     9           3            2
                                                      Not at all Important                21            3            2
                                                      Very Important                      35            5            10
                                                      2                                   35           15            17
            Finding activities and student
                                                      3                                   59           16            24
            organizations that interest me
                                                      4                                   32           11            16
                                                      Not at all Important                82           23            16
                                                      Very Important                      123          30            41
                                                      2                                   48           12            20
            Graduating on time                        3                                   41           15            13
                                                      4                                   12            6            4
                                                      Not at all Important                20            7            6
                                                      Very Important                      187          53            64
                                                      2                                   44           12            17
            Getting good grades
                                                      3                                   10            4            3
                                                      Not at all Important                  1           1            0
                                                      Very Important                      125          35            40
                                                      2                                   65           18            28
            Learning to find and use campus
                                                      3                                   39           13            14
            resources
                                                      4                                     6           2            1
                                                      Not at all Important                  9           1            1
                                                      Very Important                      48           14            19
                                                      2                                   53           13            27
            Meeting new people                        3                                   71           25            23
                                                      4                                   41            9            7
                                                      Not at all Important                29            8            7




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            Question 22 (cont.)                                                            Community College
            How important to you are the following                                 Pierce        SPS           TCC
            regarding your possible transfer to UW Tacoma?                         Count        Count       Count
                                                      Very Important                      110          29            37
                                                      2                                   59           25            19
            Parking                                   3                                   43           11            18
                                                      4                                   10            2            5
                                                      Not at all Important                22            2            5
                                                      Very Important                      159          37            46
                                                      2                                   51           22            24
            Quality of advising                       3                                   21            9            14
                                                      4                                     5           1            0
                                                      Not at all Important                  5           1            0
                                                      Very Important                      209          56            69
                                                      2                                   24           11            12
            Quality of instruction
                                                      3                                   10            3            1
                                                      Not at all Important                  1           0            0
                                                      Very Important                      110          29            37
                                                      2                                   70           21            25
            Small class size                          3                                   46           17            17
                                                      4                                     4           1            2
                                                      Not at all Important                14            0            2
                                                      Very Important                      44            7            23
                                                      2                                   28           12            14
            Student employment                        3                                   64           17            18
                                                      4                                   23           14            18
                                                      Not at all Important                82           20            11
                                                      Very Important                      222          60            75
                                                      2                                   17            8            8
            Transferring credits from my current
                                                      3                                     6           1            2
            institution
                                                      4                                     1           0            0
                                                      Not at all Important                  0           0            0
                                                      Very Important                      85           35            37
                                                      2                                   40           18            16
            Transportation to and from campus         3                                   53           11            17
                                                      4                                   21            5            4
                                                      Not at all Important                46            1            10
                                                      Very Important                      169          48            63
                                                      2                                   36           14            14
            Whether attending the UW Tacoma is
                                                      3                                   32            6            7
            the right choice for me
                                                      4                                     1           0            1
                                                      Not at all Important                  5           2            0




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                                                                                   Community College
           Question 23                                                                                                  Total
                                                                              Pierce         SPS           TCC
           Is housing                                  Count                       49              26            29           104
           important to you?                  Yes
                                                       % within CC             19.8%          37.1%        33.7%        25.8%

                                                       Count                     198               44            57           299
                                              No
                                                       % within CC             80.2%          62.9%        66.3%        74.2%

                                              Total    Count                     247               70            86           403
                                                       % within CC            100.0%         100.0%       100.0%        100.0%



                                                                                             Community College                  Total
     Question 24 a
                                                                                        PC          SPS           TCC
     If housing becomes                                        Count                         11           8             6            25
                                          Very Interested
     available, rank your                                      % within CC             22.9%        30.8%         21.4%         24.5%
     interest in the
                                                               Count                          9           2           10             21
     following:                           2
                                                               % within CC             18.8%            7.7%      35.7%         20.6%

     On campus housing                                         Count                          4           7             4            15
                                          3
     (residence halls)                                         % within CC              8.3%        26.9%         14.3%         14.7%
                                                               Count                          4           0             2               6
                                          4
                                                               % within CC              8.3%            .0%       7.1%            5.9%
                                          Not at all           Count                         20           9             6            35
                                          Interested           % within CC             41.7%        34.6%         21.4%         34.3%
                                                               Count                         48          26           28            102
                                                       Total
                                                               % within CC             100.0%      100.0%        100.0%        100.0%


                                                                                             Community College                  Total
     Question 24 b
                                                                                        PC          SPS           TCC
     If housing becomes                                        Count                         17           8           13             38
                                          Very Interested
     available, rank your                                      % within CC             34.7%        30.8%         44.8%         36.5%
     interest in the
                                                               Count                          7          11             8            26
     following:                           2
                                                               % within CC             14.3%        42.3%         27.6%         25.0%

     On campus housing                                         Count                          5           3             3            11
                                          3
     (single student                                           % within CC             10.2%        11.5%         10.3%         10.6%
     apartments)
                                                               Count                          2           0             1               3
                                          4
                                                               % within CC              4.1%            .0%       3.4%            2.9%
                                          Not at all           Count                         18           4             4            26
                                          Interested           % within CC             36.7%        15.4%         13.8%         25.0%
                                                               Count                         49          26           29            104
                                                       Total
                                                               % within CC             100.0%      100.0%        100.0%        100.0%




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                                                                                         Community College                  Total
      Question 24 c
                                                                                   PC          SPS           TCC
     If housing becomes                                        Count                     11          5             5                21
                                          Very Interested
     available, rank your                                      % within CC         22.4%       19.2%         17.2%          20.2%
     interest in the
                                                               Count                      2          1             5                8
     following:                           2
                                                               % within CC          4.1%        3.8%         17.2%            7.7%

     On campus                                                 Count                      6          2             7                15
                                          3
     couples/married                                           % within CC         12.2%        7.7%         24.1%          14.4%
     housing
                                                               Count                      4          5             2                11
                                          4
                                                               % within CC          8.2%       19.2%          6.9%          10.6%
                                          Not at all           Count                     26        13          10                   49
                                          Interested           % within CC         53.1%       50.0%         34.5%          47.1%

                                                       Total   Count                     49        26          29               104
                                                               % within CC       100.0%        100.0%     100.0%           100.0%


                                                                                         Community College                  Total
      Question 24 d
                                                                                    PC         SPS           TCC
     If housing                                             Count                        10          5             4                19
                                     Very Interested
     becomes                                                % within CC            20.8%        19.2%        13.8%          18.4%
     available, rank
                                                            Count                         5          0             7                12
     your interest in                2
     the following:                                         % within CC            10.4%          .0%        24.1%          11.7%
                                                            Count                         1          4             6                11
                                     3
     On campus family                                       % within CC             2.1%        15.4%        20.7%          10.7%
     housing
                                                            Count                         5          2             2                9
                                     4
                                                            % within CC            10.4%         7.7%         6.9%            8.7%
                                     Not at all             Count                        27          15            10               52
                                     Interested             % within CC            56.3%        57.7%        34.5%          50.5%
                                                            Count                        48          26            29           103
                                                   Total
                                                            % within CC          100.0%        100.0%     100.0%           100.0%




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                                                                                           Community College                  Total
      Question 24 e
                                                                                     PC          SPS           TCC
     If housing                                               Count                       13            4            8                25
                                    Very Interested
     becomes                                                  % within CC            26.5%       15.4%         27.6%          24.0%
     available, rank
                                                              Count                        7            9            10               26
     your interest in               2
     the following:                                           % within CC            14.3%       34.6%         34.5%          25.0%
                                                              Count                        7            5            4                16
                                    3
     On campus                                                % within CC            14.3%       19.2%         13.8%          15.4%
     living/learning
                                                              Count                        3            3            3                9
     communities                    4
                                                              % within CC             6.1%       11.5%         10.3%            8.7%

                                    Not at all                Count                       19            5            4                28
                                    Interested                % within CC            38.8%       19.2%         13.8%          26.9%

                                                     Total    Count                       49           26            29           104
                                                              % within CC          100.0%        100.0%      100.0%          100.0%


                                                                                           Community College                  Total
      Question 24 f
                                                                                      PC          SPS          TCC
     If housing                                                Count                       19           4            10               33
                                        Very Interested
     becomes                                                   % within CC           38.8%        15.4%        34.5%          31.7%
     available, rank
                                                               Count                        6           9            11               26
     your interest in                   2
     the following:                                            % within CC           12.2%        34.6%        37.9%          25.0%
                                                               Count                        5           7             5               17
                                        3
     Off campus                                                % within CC           10.2%        26.9%        17.2%          16.3%
     living/learning
                                                               Count                        7           2             0               9
     communities                        4
                                                               % within CC           14.3%         7.7%          .0%            8.7%
                                        Not at all             Count                       12           4             3               19
                                        Interested             % within CC           24.5%        15.4%        10.3%          18.3%
                                                               Count                       49           26           29           104
                                                      Total
                                                               % within CC          100.0%       100.0%      100.0%          100.0%




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                                                                                      Community College
 Question 25 a                                                                                                       Total
                                                                                 PC         SPS           TCC
 Which of the meal                                   Count                            15              3          4           22
 options are of                   Not selected
                                                     % within CC                 30.6%         12.0%      13.8%       21.4%
 interest?
 In unit cooking                                     Count                            34             22         25           81
 facilities                       Selected
                                                     % within CC                 69.4%         88.0%      86.2%       78.6%

                                                     Count                            49             25         29       103
                                          Total
                                                     % within CC                100.0%      100.0%        100.0%     100.0%




                                                                                      Community College
  Question 25 b                                                                                                      Total
                                                                                PC          SPS           TCC
 Which of the meal                                   Count                            37             17         22           76
 options are of                   Not selected
                                                     % within CC                75.5%          68.0%      75.9%       73.8%
 interest?
 Shared/common                                       Count                            12             8          7            27
 cooking facilities               Selected
                                                     % within CC                24.5%          32.0%      24.1%       26.2%

                                                     Count                            49             25         29       103
                                          Total
                                                     % within CC                100.0%      100.0%        100.0%     100.0%




                                                                                      Community College
 Question 25 c                                                                                                       Total
                                                                                 PC            SPS        TCC
 Which of the meal                                    Count                           21              9         11           41
 options are of                     Not selected
                                                      % within CC                42.9%         36.0%       37.9%      39.8%
 interest?
 Campus                                               Count                           28             16         18           62
 cafeteria/dining                   Selected
 hall                                                 % within CC                57.1%         64.0%       62.1%      60.2%

                                                      Count                           49             25         29       103
                                             Total
                                                      % within CC               100.0%      100.0%        100.0%     100.0%




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         Question 25 d                                                                                                 Total
                                                                                 PC             SPS        TCC
        Which of the meal                                Count                        30              15         17            62
                          Not selected
        options are of
                                                         % within CC             61.2%          60.0%      58.6%       60.2%
        interest?
        Campus meal plan Selected                        Count                        19              10         12            41

                                                         % within CC             38.8%          40.0%      41.4%       39.8%

                                                         Count                        49              25         29        103
                                                 Total
                                                         % within CC           100.0%           100.0%     100.0%     100.0%




                                                                                      Community College
         Question 25 e                                                                                                 Total
                                                                                 PC             SPS        TCC
        Which of the meal                                Count                        23              16         17            56
        options are of                    Not selected
                                                         % within CC             46.9%           64.0%      58.6%      54.4%
        interest?
        Off-campus meal                                  Count                        26               9         12            47
        plan (affiliated                  Selected
        restaurants)                                     % within CC             53.1%           36.0%      41.4%      45.6%

                                                         Count                        49              25         29        103
                                                 Total
                                                         % within CC           100.0%           100.0%     100.0%     100.0%




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                                                                                                   Community College
               Question 26
                                                                                            Pierce           SPS              TCC
               Interested in the following proposed major:
                                                                                            Count            Count            Count
                                                             Not selected                       183                55               62
                 Biology BS
                                                             Selected                              47              10               15
               Computer Information                          Not selected                       177                40               60
               Technology and Information
               Science BS                                    Selected                              53              25               17
                                                             Not selected                       173                50               62
               Education BA
                                                             Selected                              57              15               15
                                                             Not selected                       199                61               69
               Fine Arts BA
                                                             Selected                              31                4                8
                                                             Not selected                       161                47               56
               Health BS
                                                             Selected                              69              18               21
                                                             Not selected                       194                59               67
               History BA
                                                             Selected                              36                6              10
                                                             Not selected                       207                60               62
               Human Rights BA
                                                             Selected                              23                5              15
                                                             Not selected                       203                60               62
               Non-profit Management BA
                                                             Selected                              27                5              15
                                                             Not selected                       152                43               54
               Psychology BS
                                                             Selected                              78              22               23
                                                             Not selected                       203                56               69
               Systems Engineering BS
                                                             Selected                              27                9                8
                                                             Not selected                       193                54               52
               Other:
                                                             Selected                              37              11               25
               Skip Logic                                    Question not seen                  100                42               26


                                                                                       Community College
          Question 27                                                                                                            Total
                                                                                  Pierce        SPS             TCC
          Do you plan to                                Count                          17                4               10               31
                                          Yes
          participate in a                              % within CC                 6.9%           5.7%          11.6%                7.7%
          study abroad                                  Count                         133               39               43               215
          program while at                No
          UW Tacoma?                                    % within CC                53.8%        55.7%            50.0%              53.3%
                                                        Count                          97               27               33               157
                                          Not sure
                                                        % within CC                39.3%        38.6%            38.4%              39.0%
                                                        Count                        247                70               86               403
                                                Total
                                                        % within CC               100.0%       100.0%           100.0%           100.0%




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          Question 28

          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          (NOTE: This question required a written response. Full text answers provided by
          respondents are available in the report addendum. See page 37.)




          Question 29 a                                                               Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to a 4                                                                Total
                                                                                 PC             SPS        TCC
          year college:

                                          Not            Count                        22              13          9           44
                                          selected
          Completed my                                   % within CC            68.8%           81.3%       81.8%     74.6%
          formal education                               Count                        10               3          2           15
                                          Selected
                                                         % within CC            31.3%           18.8%       18.2%     25.4%

                                                 Total   Count                        32              16         11           59

                                                         % within CC           100.0%       100.0%         100.0%     100.0%




          Question 29 b                                                               Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to a 4                                                                Total
                                                                                PC              SPS        TCC
          year college:
                                          Not            Count                        26              10         7            43
                                          selected       % within CC            81.3%           62.5%      63.6%      72.9%
          Family
          responsibilities                               Count                         6               6         4            16
                                          Selected
                                                         % within CC            18.8%           37.5%      36.4%      27.1%
                                                         Count                        32              16      11              59
                                                 Total
                                                         % within CC           100.0%       100.0%         100.0%     100.0%




          Question 29 c                                                               Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to a 4                                                                Total
                                                                                 PC             SPS        TCC
          year college:
                                          Not            Count                        30              14         11           55
          Taking a break                  selected       % within CC            93.8%           87.5%      100.0%     93.2%
          from formal
          studies                                        Count                         2               2          0           4
                                          Selected
                                                         % within CC              6.3%          12.5%        .0%       6.8%
                                                         Count                        32              16         11           59
                                                 Total
                                                         % within CC           100.0%       100.0%         100.0%     100.0%




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          Question 29 d                                                                  Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to a 4                                                                  Total
                                                                                    PC           SPS         TCC
          year college:
                                           Not               Count                       27             9           8           44
                                           selected          % within CC            84.4%        56.3%       72.7%      74.6%
          Too expensive
                                                             Count                        5             7           3           15
                                           Selected
                                                             % within CC            15.6%        43.8%       27.3%      25.4%
                                                             Count                       32            16          11           59
                                                     Total
                                                             % within CC           100.0%      100.0%       100.0%      100.0%



          Question 29 e                                                                  Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to a                                                                    Total
                                                                                    PC           SPS         TCC
          4 year college:
                                          Not                Count                       25            16          11           52
                                          selected           % within CC           78.1%      100.0%        100.0%      88.1%
          Military
          obligations                                        Count                        7             0           0           7
                                          Selected
                                                             % within CC           21.9%           .0%         .0%      11.9%
                                                             Count                       32            16          11           59
                                                 Total
                                                             % within CC           100.0%     100.0%        100.0%      100.0%




          Question 30 a                                                                  Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to                                                                      Total
                                                                                    PC           SPS         TCC
          UWT:
                                          Not                Count                       39            15           4           58
          No program of                   selected           % within CC           57.4%         57.7%       28.6%      53.7%
          interest is
          offered                                            Count                       29            11          10           50
                                          Selected
                                                             % within CC           42.6%         42.3%       71.4%      46.3%
                                                             Count                       68            26          14      108
                                                 Total
                                                             % within CC           100.0%     100.0%        100.0%      100.0%




          Question 30 b                                                                  Community College
          Reason not interested in transferring to                                                                      Total
                                                                                    PC           SPS         TCC
          UWT:
                                           Not                Count                      41            12           9           62
          Prefer another                   selected           % within CC           60.3%        46.2%       64.3%      57.4%
          institution
                                                              Count                      27            14           5           46
                                           Selected
                                                              % within CC           39.7%        53.8%       35.7%      42.6%
                                                              Count                      68            26          14      108
                                                     Total
                                                              % within CC          100.0%      100.0%       100.0%      100.0%

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                                                                                      Community College
           Question 32                                                                                                  Total
                                                                                 Pierce         SPS         TCC
           If there were a
           program offered on                          Count                          45              18          14            77
           your community        Yes
           college campus in
           partnership with UW                         % within CC                66.2%         69.2%       93.3%       70.6%
           Tacoma and your
           community college
           that led to an                              Count                          23               8           1            32
           advanced degree       No
           (B.A. or B.S.), would
           you participate?                            % within CC                33.8%         30.8%        6.7%       29.4%


                                             Total     Count                          68              26          15       109
                                                       % within CC               100.0%         100.0%      100.0%      100.0%




          Question 33

          What programs or degrees could UW Tacoma offer on your campus which would
          be of interest to you? (NOTE: This question required a written response. Full text
          answers provided by respondents are provided in the report addendum. See page 37.)




                                                                                           Community College
          Question 34                                                                                                    Total
                                                                                   Pierce         SPS         TCC
          What is your                                      Count                         195          72          82       349
          gender?                         Female
                                                            % within CC             56.0%         64.3%       73.2%      61.0%

                                                            Count                         153          40          30       223
                                          Male
                                                            % within CC             44.0%         35.7%       26.8%      39.0%

                                                   Total Count                            348         112         112       572
                                                            % within CC            100.0%        100.0%      100.0%     100.0%




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                                                                                 Community College
  Question 38                                                                                                   Total
                                                                            Pierce       SPS         TCC
 What language is American Sign                    Count                             2          2           0           4
 primarily spoken Language                         % within CC                 .6%           1.8%      .0%         .7%
 at home? Select
 one.                                              Count                             1          0           1           2
                               Cambodian
                                                   % within CC                 .3%            .0%      .9%         .3%

                                                   Count                             1          2           1           4
                               Chinese
                                                   % within CC                 .3%           1.8%      .9%         .7%

                                                   Count                       321            100          98      519
                               English
                                                   % within CC               92.2%           89.3%   87.5%      90.7%

                                                   Count                             1          0           0           1
                               Farsi
                                                   % within CC                 .3%            .0%      .0%         .2%

                                                   Count                             0          0           2           2
                               French
                                                   % within CC                 .0%            .0%     1.8%         .3%

                                                   Count                             1          0           0           1
                               German
                                                   % within CC                 .3%            .0%      .0%         .2%

                                                   Count                             2          0           0           2
                               Japanese
                                                   % within CC                 .6%            .0%      .0%         .3%

                                                   Count                             6          0           1           7
                               Korean
                                                   % within CC                1.7%            .0%      .9%        1.2%

                                                   Count                             3          1           1           5
                               Russian
                                                   % within CC                 .9%            .9%      .9%         .9%

                                                   Count                             0          0           1           1
                               Samoan
                                                   % within CC                 .0%            .0%      .9%         .2%

                                                   Count                             3          2           1           6
                               Spanish
                                                   % within CC                 .9%           1.8%      .9%        1.0%

                                                   Count                             1          1           0           2
                               Tagalong
                                                   % within CC                 .3%            .9%      .0%         .3%

                                                   Count                             1          0           1           2
                               Ukrainian
                                                   % within CC                 .3%            .0%      .9%         .3%

                                                   Count                             0          3           1           4
                               Vietnamese
                                                   % within CC                 .0%           2.7%      .9%         .7%

                                                   Count                             5          1           4           10
                               Other
                                                   % within CC                1.4%            .9%     3.6%        1.7%

                                            Total Count                        348            112      112         572
                                                   % within CC              100.0%       100.0%      100.0%     100.0%




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                                                                                        Community College
  Question 39                                                                                                                   Total
                                                                                   Pierce         SPS            TCC
 What is the highest                 High school diploma       Count                    26              4              6             36
 level of education                  or GED
                                                               % within CC           7.5%         3.6%           5.4%            6.3%
 you hope to
 achieve? Select one.                                          Count                    39              9          13                61
                                     A.A., A.S. or A.S.B.
                                     degree
                                                               % within CC          11.2%         8.0%          11.6%           10.7%

                                                               Count                    98          27             27              152
                                     Bachelors degree
                                                               % within CC          28.2%        24.1%          24.1%           26.6%

                                                               Count                   105          29             29              163
                                     Masters degree
                                                               % within CC          30.2%        25.9%          25.9%           28.5%

                                     Doctorate or              Count                    63          27             27              117
                                     professional degree
                                                               % within CC          18.1%        24.1%          24.1%           20.5%

                                                               Count                    17          16             10                43
                                     Don’t know
                                                               % within CC           4.9%        14.3%           8.9%            7.5%

                                                      Total Count                      348         112            112              572
                                                               % within CC        100.0%         100.0%         100.0%      100.0%



                                                                                          Community College
 Question 40                                                                                                                        Total
                                                                                    Pierce         SPS             TCC
 Of your parent(s) or                Less than high           Count                      16                 4              10             30
 guardian(s), what is                school                   % within CC              4.6%         3.6%            8.9%                5.2%
 the highest level of
                                                              Count                      86             22                 24             132
 education achieved                  High school degree
 by any?                             or GED                   % within CC            24.7%         19.6%           21.4%             23.1%

                                                              Count                      79             27                 27             133
                                     Some college
                                                              % within CC            22.7%         24.1%           24.1%             23.3%

                                     A.A., A.S. or A.S.B.     Count                      43                 8              12             63
                                     degree                   % within CC            12.4%          7.1%           10.7%             11.0%
                                                              Count                      70             27                 20             117
                                     Bachelors degree
                                                              % within CC            20.1%         24.1%           17.9%             20.5%
                                                              Count                      33             14                 11             58
                                     Masters degree
                                                              % within CC              9.5%        12.5%            9.8%             10.1%
                                     Doctoral or              Count                      14                 6               4             24
                                     professional degree      % within CC              4.0%         5.4%            3.6%                4.2%
                                                              Count                          7              4               4             15
                                     Unknown
                                                              % within CC              2.0%         3.6%            3.6%                2.6%
                                                              Count                     348          112               112                572
                                                      Total
                                                              % within CC           100.0%        100.0%          100.0%           100.0%


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                                                                                             Community College                      Total
     Question 42
                                                                                       PC             SPS          TCC
     Number of minor                                         Count                          162              68          68              298
                                          0
     (under 18)                                              % within CC               48.5%            63.6%       63.0%            54.3%
     dependents in your
                                                             Count                           74              20          18              112
     care.                                1
                                                             % within CC               22.2%            18.7%       16.7%            20.4%
                                                             Count                           61              11          16                 88
                                          2
                                                             % within CC               18.3%            10.3%       14.8%            16.0%
                                                             Count                           28               1              3              32
                                          3
                                                             % within CC                8.4%             .9%         2.8%              5.8%
                                                             Count                            7               3              1              11
                                          4
                                                             % within CC                2.1%            2.8%            .9%            2.0%
                                                             Count                            2               2              0              4
                                          5
                                                             % within CC                    .6%         1.9%            .0%             .7%
                                                             Count                            0               2              2              4
                                          18
                                                             % within CC                    .0%         1.9%         1.9%               .7%
                                                             Count                          334          107            108              549
                                                 Total
                                                             % within CC              100.0%          100.0%       100.0%           100.0%




                                                                                        Community College                           Total
      Question 43
                                                                                 PC               SPS             TCC
     Number of adult                  0                 Count                         224               81              85               390
     dependents in                                      % within CC               68.3%           81.8%           80.2%              73.2%
     your care.                       1                 Count                          79               13              15               107
                                                        % within CC               24.1%           13.1%           14.2%              20.1%
                                      2                 Count                          20                2               4                  26
                                                        % within CC                  6.1%             2.0%         3.8%                4.9%
                                      3                 Count                           3                1               1                  5
                                                        % within CC                   .9%             1.0%          .9%                 .9%
                                      4                 Count                           2                1               0                  3
                                                        % within CC                   .6%             1.0%          .0%                 .6%
                                      18                Count                           0                1               0                  1
                                                        % within CC                   .0%             1.0%          .0%                 .2%
                                      22                Count                           0                0               1                  1
                                                        % within CC                   .0%             .0%           .9%                 .2%
                                                        Count                         328               99          106                  533
                                              Total
                                                        % within CC             100.0%            100.0%          100.0%            100.0%




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                                                                                   Community College
  Question 44                                                                                                      Total
                                                                              Pierce           SPS       TCC
 What is your current                                  Count                       80                0         0           80
 military status?     Active duty
                                                       % within CC             23.1%             .0%       .0%     14.0%

                                                       Count                       13                4         0           17
                                     Reserve
                                                       % within CC              3.8%            3.6%       .0%       3.0%

                                                       Count                       29                3      12             44
                                     Veteran
                                                       % within CC              8.4%            2.7%     10.7%       7.7%

                                     Spouse or         Count                       36                8         4           48
                                     child
                                                       % within CC             10.4%            7.1%      3.6%       8.4%

                                                       Count                       18                2         3           23
                                     Retired
                                                       % within CC              5.2%            1.8%      2.7%       4.0%

                                                       Count                     170             95         93        358
                                     None
                                                       % within CC             49.1%           84.8%     83.0%     62.8%

                                                       Count                     346            112        112        570
                                               Total
                                                       % within CC            100.0%      100.0%         100.0%    100.0%




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                                                                                      Addendum
                                                    Following are the full text responses to
                                               survey questions requiring written responses
                                                    NOTE: No response, no comment, N/A, not sure, and none
                                                                              as answers are not included.



                                                                                          Question 28
                                                                                          Question 33




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          Question 28
          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          Pierce
          Sending UW representatives to local community colleges to meet and talk with students. If, however, this is
          already being done, I have not heard or seen anything about it.

          I haven't gotton to the point of transfering yet, still working on getting into the RN program at Pierce.
          I will graduate this summer from Pierce College. Take my Piece college AA degree straight across the board and
          accept me as a junior. Also, help me decide what would be the best bachelor degree for me. I am a Phi Theta
          Kapa member at Pierce College. Thank you.
          make running start student transfers easier.
          I want more resources for International students who want to transfer to UWT. It's difficult find conditions in
          web site
          I am not in the local area but am from Washington. I am still in the military and move upon official orders. I
          need more information on the transfer process.
          make more information available online as to courses offered as well as a schema for coordinated planning of
          course selection
          also a simplified "online Advisor" for transferand /or selective courses would be helpful
          Already accepted and have an appointment for advising. Thanks
          Would like to have UWT offer an online RN to BSN program
          Let me know if you decide to pick up my major. Also, let me know more information about your International
          Studies College, Graduate School.
          I have a 3.9 and am in position to transfer as a Senior so Grad prospects are vital to my decision.
          Allowing all junior college credits as well as applying credits for military schooling.
          Make sure people know basic facts and information about the transfer process and where they can go for
          assistance.
          UW Tacoma can make it so that I don't have to take any extra classes to satisfy requirements. Also, I would like
          to be more informed on the process of trasfering.
          Help me in my transfer of credits from Pierce College and set me in the right direction to my final destination.
          Also help me in transfering from the BSN program to the MD program at UW Seattle.
          Send me information on the school and specifics about its psychology program.
          I feel that UW Tacoma has made the process very smooth. I will be bridging over to UW Tacoma, Winter of
          2008, while I continue earning my ASN degree at Pierce College.
          Thank You for making the process so smooth!
          I probably wont goto UWT if they do not wave certain classes I need to transfer. I took all the credits I need for
          my AA, but the UWT requires other class. I cannot take those other classes because they do not fit into my AA
          degree, there is no room left to take them, unless I pay for them myself which I cannot do because I am on
          financial aid and very poor.
          It would be good to know more about UW Tacoma. Sometimes we have someone from other universities come
          and advertise and give out brochures. I haven't seen anyone from UW at our college.
          Have the field I am looking for (Veterinary and Genetic)
          finacial aid, and accept the credits I have from other CC or University.
          I need to make an appointment to talk to an advisor because i do not know where to begin. =)
          UW can make exceptance avalibile for those in the military trying to get a nursing degree without having to be
          an RN already.
          Review the classes I have take thus far and tell me which ones I should be taking that would help me obtain a 4
          year degree.
          To consolidate my transfer credits and to ensure credit for each one so I don't have to waste time and/or money
          re-taking classes.
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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          Pierce
          everyting
          It would be nice for a transfer student to be able to come straight into UW Tacoma with just 90 credits. I will
          have my 90 credits, but in order to apply to the program I want, I also have to take the entire Calculus, Physics
          and Chemistry series. I know and understand why that is, but that's a minimum of 4 more quarters after my 90
          credits. For those of us that have been in Community College for a while and are looking forward to graduation,
          it can be frustrating.
          I just need to talk to someone. I am an online distance learner so I do not get to the Pierce College campus very
          often therefore I have not had the opportunity to meet with someone. I feel that online learners are somewhat
          the forgotten students out there.
          I can't really think of anything since I haven't done it yet.
          Have more resources at my current community college that are easily available.
          Aside from asking about community college credits I also have 60 from George Washington University but have
          yet to be asked if I have credits to transfer from another four year college or University. Make mention of the
          ROTC as well
          By keeping me informed of any changes that may occur or just to ensure that my current path is on track.
          UW Tacoma can help improve my transfer process by giving me as much information about the school, what it
          provides for my needs as a student, and chances of being enrolled into the school. As well as tramsfer
          information.
          I would like to know the requirements of my current school for me to transfer. I would also like to know which of
          my credits would transfer. I am a soldier in the US Army and have attended 2 different colleges. I have credits
          from both. I would also like to know more about the enrollment process.
          more information regarding classes and location
          ...accept me into the college and begin planning my cirriculum so that i can graduate on time from there.
          Please send me more information on tranferable classes from Pierce College.
          I've not looked at UW Tacoma yet as the Masters programs aren't interesting to me at the moment. I already
          have a B.S., but would like to continue onward.
          It would greatly helpful if the process of assessing my finances for financial aid looked at my net worth per year
          and not the hours worked. I am currently a volunteer of the Washington Service Corps and while my status does
          show 40 hours a week of work, it is work I don't get paid for and I have found that that bnegatively impacts my
          financial aid standing.
          contact me and help me make sure my credits will transfer
          I would love to be able to understand the transfer process better. I am new to this. It is extremely confusing. I
          want to make sure that I am doing everything that I can to make it into UWTac. I hurt my back and have had a
          rough go at everything for the past couple of quarters. I am a very good student, but, I really want to make
          sure I have everything that I need to get into this fine school.
          UW Tacoma should offer BS in Nursing. Not just RN to BSN program. UW of Seattle does it. Why cant UW of
          Tacoma?
          nothing they haven't already done.
          Not sure, I won't transfer until 2008.
          Invitation to meet with advisor. Advisor should be able to explain all needed information; degrees, the course
          details, etc
          Lighten up on the foreign language requirement. I have a 3.2 in 1 session quarter of Spanish, but I am a
          disabled veteran and have more important and challenging things to face right now.
          Send me your literature and it should help thanks
          I am interested in pursuing a BSN. My long term goals include an MN degree. Information regarding these
          degree requirements along with general degree information would be great.
          I am interested in attending UW Tacoma but I am unfamiliar as to what degree they offer for the education field.
          I want to be a secondary mathematics teacher but I have heard that UW Tacoma only offers it in a masters
          degree is this true?
          Have Foriegn language online classes.
          By letting me in particular which courses I'm currently taking up that are considered as GTE for UW Tacoma. I'd

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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          Pierce
          also like to be able to speak with the new representative of UW at Pierce Ft Steilacoom sometime too.
          UW Tacoma is already doing what they can to expidite my transfer process. I am currently keeping in touch with
          Ms.Danah Madden and she has been of tremendous help. Thanks.
          At this time I'm currently stationed at Ft.Leonard Wood, Mo. So right now I'm content with on-line class and
          would perfer to keep that way. With my schedule in the military
          I need on-line courses for an Education BA Degree. Accept more of my credits from Pierce College
          Make it obvious to students at community colleges that transfers are very possible and that there are many
          options for transfer opportunities.
          Have Construction Management degree program that is available in the evening as this will allow for people who
          currently work in the construction trades to get a degree. Currently there are no universities that offer a evening
          degree program. It would not take much effort to modify UW current full time CM degree program into a evening
          degree program as the classes are already developed.
          Do you have Masters programs? This survey did not ask what degree we already have. I already have a BA - so
          I'm more intersted in what Masters programs UW-T has. I'm taking supplemental classes at Pierce for work. But
          now that I'm in the study mode again 20+ years after receiving my BA, I'm thinking, maybe, I'd be interested in
          pursuing a Masters.
          I want to get my degree in Archaeology or Anthropology and I'm hoping to take as many classes down here as
          possible.
          Make the transfer process easy to take part in. Don't make people fill out form after form of the same
          information.
          Transportation/Parking
          Tacoma needs to build a metro system from Olympia to Seattle. Once the system is in place, there will be few or
          no transportation issues for UWT. Students will be able to attend the UWT in greater numbers.
          Provide more resources for people of color and economically disadvantage students.
          As tuition increase so does the interest in loans and the amount borrowed. Change the process for borrowing
          money. Show the community with action that UWT is indeed making the effort to improve in this area.
          UW Tacoma should have a strong connection with employers who would greatly benefit from future graduating
          students. I know that once a student graduates from a UWT, there are no guarantees.
          The service of providing students to transfer from a Community College to a 4 year University is great at UW
          Tacoma. UWT should make the same effort(or more) in providing a proces in which graduating students are
          matched with employers.
          I'd like to meet with my advisor before school and make a plan fo r my degree. I am on Voc rehab and am older,
          so I have lots of responsibilities, to include a busines, family, animals, and maintain my home. I am the kind
          that needs to have direction and a plan of attack. I would prefer to take core classes only in the Fall and Winter
          and take any additional elective courses in the summer months.
          Start a History Program like the UW Seattle campus.
          Provide accurate, helpful information in handling career-based decisions through career advisor or any other
          methods.
          I really do not know what is required of me before i can transfer. i only have about 25 credits now, and i know i
          need to improve my GPA. I guess i need to research more before i can think about tranfering
          Provide other colleges like Pierce College information to allow students that are on a 4 year track starting at
          Pierce the information they need to get an idea of the costs and options that are available to students. Also to
          provide them with whatever course prerequisites need to be satisfied. This could be done early if the schools
          worked together. Then as students we would have what we need to succeed already in our outlines. Right now
          they are two very distinct phases and information flow from UW to Pierce seems restricted at best.
          The transfer process was very easy and was handled completely by the Nursing Program office. I have no
          complaints about my transfer. Everyone that I have had contact with at UWT has been informative and helpful.
          Keep up the good work!
          offer my degree plan and have online courses so i can participate while deployed.
          To be educated on the process of transfering credits.
          help with dual admisions and information on that
          Provide a liason at admission times of the year to brief us at Stone Ed on Ft Lewis about the transferring
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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          Pierce
          process. Being a LPN, I wish there was a flex program at UW.
          Taking majority of community college credits even if the students pursue a different bachelors major from
          Associates.
          Have a detailed outline of what needs to be done, and make sure staff is willing to help at all costs.
          UW CAN IMPROVE MY TRANSFER PROCESS BY FURNISHING ME WITH SOME INFORMATION ON THEIR
          TRANSFER PROCEDURE.
          Help provide advising as to classes and financial aid available.
          All my credits all ready have been transfered.
          Provide a major in Japanese language, culture, and some art classes.
          Please increase degree programs in egnineering fields.
          Let me know what my current credits apply to with your degree programs, and to which one most if not all my
          credits will apply.
          I am interested in Health Information Management and my husband is interested in Database Administration
          Management & Design. If you offer any programs regarding those 2 career paths we would be very interested in
          considering continuing our education at UWT.
          Offer a Logistics/Distribution major and I'm in. This area is a big part of our lives yet no college or University is
          offering a course near this area. I was descouraged and surprised.
          If at all possible, if there is not already one, design an in depth list comparing community college courses to
          those offered at UW Tacoma. The purpose would be to simplify the transfer of credits that people have earned at
          their previous colleges to UW Tacoma standards.
          When I actually finished Pierce College I was interested in UW Tacoma since it was reasonably close to my
          home. However, the school did not offer anything that I was interested in. I recieved my B.S. in Health care
          management in 2005. I am currently taking pre-req. for a M.S. degree in Homeland Security and Safety
          Engineering Which I am paying for out of my own pocket.
          I attemtpted to get into the M.S. of Strategic planning W/ critical infrastructure but I was told it was no longer
          offered to Washington Air National Guard memebers as a scholarship. I figured if I was going to pay for my own
          degree I might as well pay for something I actually want. No one from your institution seemed interested in
          explaining all the options that may have been available so I went elsewhere.
          Help me to see how you could benifit my degree better than going to a online college that would work with my
          work schedule
          I have completed my transfer. My advisor Dannah Madden was the best and helped me the whole way. I've
          been impressed with the great, friendly staff members I've met.
          I feel a little bit lost without a campus orientation. I've been told that will come later.
          Send out more information to interested students to describe the transger process.
          Accept me in the college when I submit my application
          I think the online registration is good but I'm leary about payment times and how to do it. I am sure I will figure
          it out along the way.
          have transfer representatives visit pierce college at Ft lewis campus
          I'm not sure what I'm doing next. I have to find a job so I can keep my house. The job at the moment is more
          pressing than the ability to keep going to school, however, I still plan to get my BA.
          Make a list of freshman and sophomore level classes a person needs to take before transferring to start the
          junior year at the "UWT".
          Nothing, they have done a good job already, THANK YOU
          set me up with a personal advisor who will help me find money to be able to attend.
          If you were to get a Civil Engineering program I would attend UW Tacoma
          I would like for all my credits from the community colleges to transfer and be able to get financial aid
          (preferrable grants). I would also like for the enrolling process to be easy and smooth and be able for the staff
          and faculty to provide me with excellent resources that will best fit my needs academically.
          Make the educational degree BA optional (I heard that its only a mater's program)
          advisers easily accessible with helpful information or ability to find answers to questions.

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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          Pierce
          Be completely open and comprehensive with the transfer process and the variability and opportunities each
          major has to offer.




          Question 28
          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          SPS
          I work full time and go to school full time. I don't have a lot of free time or money. Cost is, by far, the most
          important aspect to consider when deciding my choice of college. Unfortunately, I work in Olympia, and the
          chances of me transferring to Tacoma are very unlikely. Though you may have a great school, I don't have the
          resources or the time to commute. Due to my parents’ income, I do not qualify for any financial aid. If I were to
          be offered some financial help (NOT a loan), that is the only thing that would persuade my decision to transfer
          to Tacoma.
          Find out if you offer the same classes I will need to take to complete my ATA-Paralegal certificate. And if the
          same type financial aid that I am enrolled in at SPSCC will transfer over. I am on a displaced homemaker
          training program.
          I am seriously considering transfering directly because of violence & harassment that has happened to me that I
          in no way provoked. The school has not adequately respected my interests in being protected form the
          harrassors. I am still in process of getting over a concussion that happened to me on SPSCC.
          If an advisor from UW could contact me with information that would be helpful to me, I would be sicerely
          interested.
          Since I work full time and have a family, any alternative methods of education other than in-class during the day
          or evening would make the program very attractive to me. Either online courses or meeting one a month on
          weekends would be best for my current situation.
          I haven't toured the campus yet, so any discussion of transferring is a moot point right now.
          When it comes time to decide, I will want to talk directly with a counselor at UW Tacoma in order to make my
          decision.
          I think the biggest concern I have in transferring is how many of my credits will be accepted. I know some
          schools drastically limit the number of credits they will accept in a transfer. Evergreen on the other hand will
          take 45 credits towards a bachelors degree, and I would need something like that to even consider a school.
          Since I have not been through it yet I have no feedback to offer
          Not assume I'm transferring to UW-T while conducting a survey originating from an unsolicited source. I never
          have even considered attending this school and that has not changed. Most likely UW-T doesn't offer courses
          related to my major of choice.
          financial aid support
          offer Computer aided drafting classes.
          offer an entry level nursing Bachelor's program.
          Offer a BA in Psychology and a full scholarship
          Provide information about acceptable classes/credits that will transfer.
          Hold on-site informational meetings at SPSCC or have an advisor at SPSCC that students can contact for
          questions.
          accept spscc horticulture credits/spside down as evergreen
          Keep up to date with community college class to ensure credits will transfer.
          More information about the campus and classes would be beneficial.
          Contact me personally.
          What are your future plans for Chinese? I had planned to double major in Chinese and Business. But all those
          programs are only offered in Seattle. I would love to attend Tacoma if they had the programs.

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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          SPS
          To be honest I do not plan to transfer to UW Tacoma. I plan to go to either TCC or CWU to get my Parmedic
          cert. One thing that is helpful for students transfering credits is to make a list of all classes needed first and give
          it to the student so they can see what classes they might have missed. Lots of my friends in my fire program are
          stuck for another quartar because the forgot to sign up for a class.
          I am undecided as to how the UW Tacoma can improve my transfer process as I have not fully looked into the
          process and what it entails. I do know that I would like to have the courses I took at SPSCC fully transfer. I feel
          retaking courses wastes time that could be spent elsewhere. I also look to a college/university that offers the
          classes I need when I need them. One that is flexible with those that have a family/career but still want to
          complete their degree. College is very expensive. Not only is the price per class pricey but also the cost of texts
          and supplies. If funding and financial aide are not made available to part time students then I belive it
          discourages people from applying. Some people need more time to complete the degree and can only take 5
          credits per quarter due to work/family schedules. I would say these things are the most important factors in my
          decision regarding continuing my education beyond the Associates degree. Thank you.
          Not considering transfering at this time. I've only taken 2 classes so far and depending on my current job, I may
          not take any more.
          Be able to access the information needed to decide if UW Tacoma is the right college to transfer to.




          Question 28
          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          TCC
          Financing is the gateway to higher education. Being able to provide assistance (in lieu of loans) will determine
          the institution I will choose to attend.
          Talk to me more about it. UW seattle is my goal at hte moment because I want to try to get into physical or
          occupational therapy. Maybe even linguistics... And I don't believe UW tacoma can help me there?

          Offer the program that I am interested in
          More solid wording about the University of Washington Tacoma IT transfer degree. At TCC what is required for
          the transfer degree has changed at least twice since I started. There also a lingering question 30 credits of
          Foreign Language, Humanities, and Social Studies that my Department Head and TCC Advisors can’t answer if I
          need or not.
          Life is full of responsibilities, and most of us have to work close to fulltime. So the most important things for me
          are financial (low cost) and a variety of online courses.
          allow those with a high G.P.A. at community colleges to have a higher priority than those transfering out of
          highschool, for those who are transfering have more of a college mentality than those coming from highschool.

          Offer more science based classes. I will most likely be attending UW Seattle, I would consider attending UW
          Tacoma but you have NO SCIENCE classes available. I guess it is a good place if you want a degree in art
          appreciation. Please do not further dumb down your institution to appeal to the lowest common denominator.
          UW Tacoma would be my first choice so I did not have to commute to Seattle.
          Having more direct service to Tacoma Community College would be nice. Also having someone who can answer
          questions at the college.
          Educate TCC advisors! I was steered in completely the wrong direction by several members of the advising
          center at TCC because they were either mis-informed or un-informed about UWT offerings and requirements.
          Perhaps some training would help overcome this for future TCC students, particularly those with previous college
          coursework before TCC.
          Dual enrollment is great. Representatives from UW at TCC would be good. More support and academic planning
          is essential.
          More transfere fairs available.
          It would help to have a liason between the schools to help speed up the application process and to help us with
          all of our needs.

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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          TCC
          I will likely not be transferring to UW Tacoma because my major is in Mechanical Engineering.
          The last packet I received was outdated and the requirements had changed, so I ended up having to take more
          classes at TCC. Keeping your materials updated would be very helpful. Also, it took over 5 weeks to get the
          requested materials the first time and I never received them at all the last time I requested them.
          My transfer process has been very easy. The business program explicitly defines the prerequisites that are
          required for entry along with an equivalency guide, set up by school, on the University of Washington website. I
          liked the University of Washington Tacoma's Accounting program better that the other schools in the area,
          without having to move to Seattle.
          Possibly e mail me, I am somewhat uncertain if I can pursue a degree in humanities at UW Tacoma, I am
          currently working towards an Associates Degree in Applied Arts and Science and have hopes of transferring. I
          am interested in editing, literature, poetry, and possibly teaching.
          I won't know until I am in the process.
          When I applied to UW Tacoma, it was a very simple process. There were many people willing to help and answer
          any questions I had. I don't have any complaints/improvements about the transfer process.
          Would need to know if my associates in applied sciences degree would be transferable and if there is a 4 year
          degree in Logistics/transportation/supply change management available.
          think about a student from all aspects, not only GPA but also some other areas.
          As for the Social Work program, it is currently 5.26.2007 and I have yet to find out whether or not I have been
          admitted. Every other college I applied to expected me to let them know whether or not I would be attending
          their school by May 1st. I wish UW-Tacoma would align their notification of admission with other schools so if
          I'm not accepted, I could still enroll at another school. For example, I was accepted to UW-Seattle, but couldn't
          confirm admission until I found out from UW-Tacoma. It's now too late for me to attend UW-Seattle if I am not
          accepted into UW-Tacoma.
          -Notify students of important documents and when they were received and if are some missing. Karin Dalensky
          did an excellent job of this but some students didn't received the same emails that I did. Maybe some students
          weren't lucky enough to have their profiles assigned to her. I don't know how it works at the UWT.
          -Having an advisor available to talk to personally. Not as a group.
          -Detailed explanations of required transfer admissions courses. Have an advisor that is knowledgeable of the
          required transfer admission courses. For example, in order to be considered for admissions, one needs 4 yrs of
          english and this type of math. Many students didn't meet the those specific core subject requirements and were
          immediately excluded from the transfer evaluation. It would be extremely helpful if there was someone who
          understands the core subject requirements and can tell the student want they need to be considered for
          admissions.
          1) Faster response time to student inquiries about admissions.
          2) Have a "Transfer Tuesdays or Thursdays" for prospective students.
          3) Better coordination with community college transfer advisors on prerequisite classes for transferring to UW-
          Tacoma.
          4) More information about off campus housing options on the UW-Tacoma website.
          As of right now, I am not preparing to transfer, but once I do, I want to be as informed as possible about the
          whole process.
          I have applied to attend Lesley University's education program that will be housed at T.C.C. I would like
          information on your institution as a backup plan. Since the Lesley program is just starting in our area, I am a
          little nervous about whether or not it will actually happen.
          The transfer process seems to be designed so as to be sufficiently vague that students don't know what to do,
          but adequately precise that the onus is upon the student. Also, and I realize that your staff are overworked, but
          some of them can be rather snotty about discussing solutions with students - as though we're inconvenient to
          deal with. It's a minor point, I know, but we are the reason those people's jobs actually exist.
          It'd be nice if technology could somehow be harnessed to reduce the sheer amount of time one requires to
          complete all of the relevant paper work.
          Be there for any questions that I might have. Be available for help.
          Send representitives to speak individually with student interested in the transfer program.
          Offer early advising to Community College students via e-mail, well before expected graduation with AA. Rarely
          have the opportunity to attend transfer fairs, but would like information.

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          What can UW Tacoma do to improve your transfer process?
          TCC
          Come into our nursing class and talk about possibly transfering to UW Tacoma because many of my classmates
          would like to get their BSN there, but they may not have the time to research it right now.
          Send more representatives that participate in event in the cafeteria that let student inform about the business
          school and how to get into the business school. Most student here like to major in business and it would benefit
          the school and community as a whole. The UW can also send e-mail and information regarding UW transfer
          policy or show video of the campus life. It would help students see why they should go to UW-Tacoma or will be
          be hired when graduated from that school.
          The school can assist me in finding out what classes that I may have to take that can help me getting into law
          school.
          I am not yet sure when I will start working on my BA. My employment situation is changing, so I have to figure
          out what hours I will be available for studies. I would love to attend UW Tacoma because it is close to home. I
          am hoping to be able to attend day classes rather than evenings.
          I still have several pre-requisite classes to take, and am not sure if I can take those at UW or must finish them
          at TCC.
          I think I mainly need help with the transfer process. I do not know what I exactly have to do. How much it
          would cost. Financial aid. Scholarships. If I could talk or email back and forth with would also be helpful. As of
          today I am still in my prereqs so I help needed would be down the line a little.
          If you offered a BA for nursing, I would already be a student, as would alot of other students from TCC. The
          problem with the nursing program at TCC is that with the pre-requisites, you spend just as much time as if you
          went to a 4-year, but leave with an AA. The only local 4-year with nursing is PLU, and they are expensive. If you
          polled the nursing students at TCC about whether they would transfer to UW Tacoma if nursing were available,
          you would have a large number of students say yes. Another good thing about the nursing students at TCC is
          that nursing is so competative, we are all straight A students.
          I would need to talk in person to an advisor and visit the campus.
          Make your programs more available to working adults.
          Establish a new medical school.
          In my case, I received an associates in Arts & Sciences back in 1987 from Tacoma Community College. I met
          with a UW Tacoma counselor to enroll in your Accounting or Business Mgt programs only to find out I have to go
          back to TCC and take 50 credits before I can enter either of these programs. As an older student whose been in
          the work force for the last 22 years (in business) I can't see why it is I must return to TCC and take 10 credits of
          a foreign language etc. etc., after I already did two years and received an associates back in 1987 - extremely
          frustrating!




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          Question 33
          What programs or degrees could UW Tacoma offer on your
          campus which would be of interest to you?
          Pierce
          BS in Dental Hygiene.

          Associates in Arts for creative writing and Bachelors in Arts for English

          Theater in the arts of acting and drama

          I would be interested in advanced B.A. degree option. Child Development/Education

          Medical technician program Ultrasound

          Education degree

          Occupational safety and health courses.

          Sciences

          The only programs I'm interested in currently are business, and later economics. I would have attended UWT if
          dorms were available, and if it were located in a different city.

          Safety and emergency planning would be nice.

          Elementary Education

          Bachelor of Dental Hygiene

          Mathematics

          Architecture

          A Nursing program that gave me my BSN

          BA in Education or English

          Nursing, sonography, English and teaching degrees, computer science

          I would be interested if there were more religious studies that catered to the large Christian population.

          Mechanical Engineering or Civil Engineering

          I would have liked to have access to Engineering programs at UWT. Since there are not any I have chosen to go
          to St. Martin's because it is closer to home.

          None. I'm going to WSU.

          I am planning on attending City U to acquire a BA in Education degree with a K-8 general certification and a K-
          12 special education certification. I prefer their program because the class schedule will remain consistent
          throughout the entire 2 years of the program. Most schedules for BA in Education programs through community
          colleges change each quarter so you must adjust your life to fit your school schedule every few months.

          Dance chorography

          Occupational therapy

          N/A, on line student only

          Anything in the engineering field...mechanical, electrical, robotics

          I am military and the earmyu program offers an amazing human resources degree plan and if UW Tacoma
          offered a plan that would turn that effort into a BA I know a lot of people that would take advantage.

          Photography

          Criminal Justice, Psychology, Humanities

          Any classes within the Social Science area of study.

          Law and Justice / Criminal Justice.


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          Question 33
          What programs or degrees could UW Tacoma offer on your
          campus which would be of interest to you?
          Pierce
          Sociology

          Chemistry

          I would have been in educational degrees or careers regarding education.

          Bachelor in Alcoholism and Drug Abuse or in Counseling

          Social Sciences online. I am enrolled in the DDP at Washington State University. UW Tacoma did not offer
          anything in my field of interest either at the Tacoma campus or online.

          Electrical Engineering, Nanotechnology

          Human resources

          Professional Teaching Certificate Endorsement

          Master programs for Teachers

          BS in Biology, BS in Math, Bs in Chemistry, Teacher Certification.

          I am in Running Start and only at Pierce for one more year while in High School. No answer to this question

          Nursing, and medical billing and coding

          BA in Elementary Education and History




          Question 33
          What programs or degrees could UW Tacoma offer on your
          campus which would be of interest to you?
          SPS
          A degree focusing on psychology.

          Human Services (relating to non-profits, service learning, etc)

          Advanced counseling programs including certifications in adventure therapy and other "alternative" methods

          Latin American Cultural Studies

          I'm personally most interested in philosophy so that would be my number one pick. However just offering a
          variety and allowing students to take those for dual credits would be quite convient and would definetly have me
          thinking more about UW at Tacoma.

          Advanced AutoCAD

          Architectural Design Studios

          Mechanical, Structural and Civil Engineering Prep courses

          I was planing on transferring to the UW, however, I ended up transfering to Evergreen and just received my BA,
          because UW Tacoma did not offer a BA in linguistics (though the Seattle campus did) and Evergreen was
          extremely flexible about accepting all of my credits, even those from a foreign university I attended.

          Nursing

          Something along the lines of nursing

          Social sciences

          Biology BS

          Nursing BSN - not just the ADN to BSN

          Education Program to become a certified teacher in Washington

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          Question 33
          What programs or degrees could UW Tacoma offer on your
          campus which would be of interest to you?
          SPS
          A very focused and intense forensics course list.

          Want to have Accounting or Business for BA. Im planning to transfer to St. Martin University since its nearby.

          Athletic Training

          Anything with linked art and writing classes

          I am very interested in the different fields of anthropology and want to persue my advanced degree in that. If it
          were offered at SPSCC I would definitely consider finishing my BA there

          Accounting

          WSU recently dropped their cohort program for Education from Centralia College, and of the larger state
          colleges, CWU is the only one offering and Education B.A. at nearby Pierce College in Steilacoom. If SPSCC could
          provide some sort of 4 year transfer degree on their campus, it would be helpful to the many that live in the
          South Sound and the surrounding communities. It won't help me, but it would be a good option for others.

          Bachelor of arts, with a 4 year architecture program




          Question 33
          What programs or degrees could UW Tacoma offer on your
          campus which would be of interest to you?
          TCC
          B.S. in Nursing

          Physical sciences.

          BS in Civil Engineering

          Engineering, Science

          None at TCC for post-bas like me, doing nursing pre-reqs cheaper at TCC than at a 4-year university. It would
          be nice to see career changers' needs addressed, especially higher-level degreed professionals who want a
          Masters in a different field or perhaps another Bachelors in a different field.

          Biology/medicine

          Respiratory therapy

          Architecture and Chemistry

          I would take a look at any B.S. or B.A degrees offered here. The one I would really be interested in would be the
          degrees offered already at UW tacoma with Criminology. I think that would be a interesting combination. I would
          be interested in attended you university next spring 2008.

          A science field other than Environmental Sciences

          Biology




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