ERIC Number: ED174119
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-May
Reference Count: 0
Summary of the Illinois Community College Occupational Student Follow-up Study. AIR Forum 1979 Paper.
Lach, Ivan J.
The results of a statewide occupational student follow-up study initiated by the Illinois Community College Board are summarized. All 38 public community college districts tracked occupational/career students for a three-year period. A total of 27,663 first-time students enrolled in occupational/career programs in 1974 constituted the study group. Summary data are presented on the original intentions of the students for enrolling in the program; the enrollment patterns of the students; reasons for withdrawal; employment rates for former students; educational status of former students; methods students used to find their jobs; and median monthly salaries of former students. The follow-up results were also analyzed by specific occupational/career programs to provide a comparison among programs and to provide statewide norms for use by local institutions for comparative purposes within a given program. The results of this analysis for graduates of the programs are presented. The study results indicate that occupational/career programs in the public community colleges of Illinois are very effectively meeting the needs of a wide variety of students. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Education, Community Colleges, Conference Reports, Educational Objectives, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Income, Institutional Research, Longitudinal Studies, State Programs, Student Characteristics, Student Needs, Surveys, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: AIR Forum 1979; Illinois
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Forum of the Association for Institutional Research (19th, San Diego, California, May 13-17, 1979); (Table 4, "Follow-up Data of Occupational/Career Graduates by Program Area," may not reproduce well)