ERIC Number: ED161470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Reference Count: 0
1973 Career Graduates: A Profile of CUNY Community College Students.
Heller, Barbara R.; And Others
A survey was conducted of the 1973 career program graduates of seven participating community colleges of the City University of New York and was compared to a previous study of 1966 graduates. Two questionnaire mailings and a telephone follow-up yielded a 28.5% (N=4,379) response rate. Results are presented in the following areas: age, sex, college major, and educational background of the graduates; employment attainment, salary, and career progress after graduation; educational attainment after graduation; and program evaluation and satisfaction with the importance of the associate degree and with course emphases in relation to job development. Findings include the following: demographically, the 1973 graduate was older than the 1966 graduate (25-30 compared to 20-24 years of age) and more likely to be female; annual salary five years after graduation was higher for the 1973 than the 1966 graduates; in general, graduates were satisfied with the training they received and the majority continued their education at a four-year college; students commented on difficulties in transferring credits and the need for more hands-on experience, a higher-level degree to compete in the job market, and an easing of the transition to a four-year college. The questionnaire and supplementary tables are appended. (MB)
Descriptors: Age, Articulation (Education), Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Females, Graduate Surveys, Job Satisfaction, Majors (Students), Males, Occupational Mobility, Participant Satisfaction, Promotion (Occupational), Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Salaries, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.