ERIC Number: ED165847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Survey of 1977-78 Graduates. Community Colleges.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
A survey was administered to all 2,640 1977-78 graduates of the Hawaii community college system. General, academic, and employment information, as well as a general evaluation of the college experience, were elicited and a 59% response rate was achieved. There were statistically significant differences between respondents and non-respondents on the following characteristics: sex, program, degree/certificate, grade point average, and campus. Approximately 87% of the respondents were either working or attending school or engaged in both activities. The majority (86%) of those continuing their education at four-year institutions were able to tranfer credits without difficulty. Of the employed students, 41% were employed in clerical/sales work; 20%, in professional, technical, or managerial work; and 46% said they were employed in a field related to their training. In evaluating the general college experience, the proportion who gave favorable ratings was slightly higher among the present respondents than among the previous year's respondents. More than 45% felt that the colleges had been a "great deal of help" in meeting their goals. Data are analyzed for the community college total and for each of the seven colleges in the system. Extensive tables, presenting the survey results, and the survey instrument are appended. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Note: Tables may be marginally legible due to print