ERIC Number: ED195312
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Student Follow-Up of Entrants and Graduates: Maryland Community Colleges.
Tschechtelin, James D.; MacLean, Abby D.
Surveys of the 23,199 students who entered the Maryland community college system in Fall 1974 and of the 6,975 students who graduated from the system in 1978 were conducted in 1978 and 1979, respectively, to assess the degree to which the colleges helped the students achieve their educational and career goals. The colleges supplied information on the students' major, credit hours, degree, grade point average, enrollment status, sex, age, and race. The surveys sought to determine: (1) the educational goals of the respondents and the proportion that achieved their goals; (2) reasons for college choice; (3) graduation rates of all entrants and those seeking an associate degree; (4) current enrollees; (5) reasons for discontinuance of attendance; (6) full-and part-time employment rates; (7) employment information, such as job location, salary, and satisfaction; (8) relation of job to training; (9) the impact of community college training on theoretical knowledge, job skills, promotions or raises, and finding a job; (10) the proportion of students desiring to transfer that did so; (11) the numbers of full- and part-time transfers; (12) relation of two- and four-year college majors; (13) satisfaction with preparation for transfer; and (14) overall evaluation of community college experience. The study report compares findings for both groups and includes data tables and the questionnaires. (JP)
Descriptors: College Freshmen, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employment, Females, Followup Studies, Job Satisfaction, Literature Reviews, Males, Minority Groups, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Colleges, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.