ERIC Number: ED160152
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Follow-up Report of the Spring 1977 Graduates of Community College of Denver. Research Report No. 20.
Smith, Dixon; And Others
Of the 919 students who received associate degrees (72%), certificates of achievement (14%), or certificates of completion (14%) in June 1977 from one of the three campuses of the Community College of Denver, 698 responded to a follow-up survey six weeks after graduation. The survey report is divided into six sections. Part I looks at the graduating class by campus, type of degree, major, and division. Using factors of employment, wage, and unemployment status; factors in job selection; relevance of school training to job; reasons for selecting major; current school attendance; educational interest; and evaluation of college major, Part II compares graduates by campus, Part III compares occupational studies and general studies graduates, and Part IV compares graduates by curriculum areas. Part V makes cross-comparisons between selected elements and Part VI presents a summary. Employment information reveals that 74% of the occupational studies graduates were employed, compared to 64% of the general studies graduates; of those unemployed, 88% of general studies graduates and 47% of occupational studies graduates were not seeking employment. Employment was highest among graduates in mathematics (100%), industrial occupations (85%), business (70%), and health occupations (69%); over 55% of graduates were employed in jobs related to their college major. (MB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Curriculum, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, General Education, Graduate Surveys, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Multicampus Colleges, Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Wages
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Denver Community Coll., CO.