ERIC Number: ED207646
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
MisSIS--First Year Graduate Analysis Report, S08-3-B and Non-Returning Student Analysis Report, S08-1-B.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.
In spring 1980, follow-ups were conducted of students who graduated from Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior College (MGCJC) during the spring 1979 term and students who did not return to MGCJC but who did not graduate. These studies were conducted in conjunction with all state junior colleges. During spring 1979, 838 students graduated from the four campuses of MGCJC; 304 of these students participated in the survey. Of the 1,923 students who left the college but did not graduate, 421 students participated. The survey instrument asked students to indicate: (1) primary objective in attending MGCJC; (2) current educational status; (3) current employment status; (4) ratings of major in terms of quality of instruction, grading and testing, instructor interest, content of courses, instructional media, and class size; (5) ratings of support services; (6) problems in transferring to another college; (7) credit hours not accepted; (8) current status and classification at transfer institution; (9) rating of MGCJC preparation for transfer; (10) relatedness of job to major; (11) salary; (12) usefulness of MGCJC training for employment; (13) employment background; (14) job market information; (15) reasons job did not relate to employment; (16) benefit of courses to career plans; (17) interest in other courses; and (18) demographic information. The study report details findings by graduates and non-graduates and provides comparisons with statewide figures where applicable. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mississippi Gulf Coast Junior Coll., Perkinston.