This Oklahoma State University research project determined students' learning styles using the Gregorc Style Delineator to determine the learning styles found within the agricultural communications student population. The typical agricultural communications student can be described as a female junior or senior with a permanent residence in Oklahoma, an ACT score between 25 and 29, and a grade point average above 3.00 on a 4-point scale. The largest group of students was Concrete/Sequential (42.2%). The Abstract/Sequential and Concrete/Random groups were similar in size, 23.0% and 20.7% respectively. Males who preferred concrete information perception preferred a random gathering process, while females who preferred concrete information perception preferred a sequential ordering process. Recommendations include future research to assess the possibility of variables affecting learning styles and student success and to expand the study to additional agricultural communications programs across the country to provide a national assessment of the learning styles and demographics of agricultural communications students.



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