The survey of 1,957 students enrolled at Metropolitan Technical Community College done in the spring, 1980 provided a variety of information. The data on their characteristics were similar to earlier profiles of Metro Tech students. Most Metro students continued to be part time rather than full time and enrolled in a degree or certificate program rather than taking selected courses. Students were almost equally split between day and night courses. Only one-fifth were under 21 years of age. One-third earned under $9,000, but one-fourth earned over $20,000. Approximately 28% were not employed (slightly higher than earlier profiles) but almost half were employed full time. One-fourth were at Metro preparing for their first career and another third were there preparing for a career change. Over half of the students selected their campus because of its convenience.
Johnson, James, "Metropolitan Technical Community College Survey of Current Students" (1989). Publications Archives, 1963-2000. 316.