ERIC Number: ED212336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study Comparisons: 1974 & 1976 Entrants and 1980 Graduates. Hagerstown Junior College and Maryland Community Colleges.
Behrendt, Richard L.
Text and accompanying data tables in this report compare Hagerstown Junior College (HJC) with the Maryland community colleges as a whole with regard to the findings of three statewide follow-up studies: a survey (conducted in Spring, 1978) of first-time students who entered the colleges in Fall, 1974; a survey (conducted in Spring, 1980) of first-time students who entered the colleges in Fall, 1976; and a survey (conducted in Spring, 1981) of students who graduated from the colleges in 1980. The report first summarizes the goals, assumptions, limitations, methodology, procedures, and return rates for the three studies, which were designed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Maryland community colleges in helping students achieve educational goals, find employment, or transfer to a university. The next three sections of the report compare HJC and statewide findings for the two first-time student surveys, for the 1980 graduate survey, and for the three surveys combined. With variations, comparisons are made in findings related to respondent characteristics, educational goals, goal and degree achievement, reasons for leaving college, employment status, transfer rates among collegiate students, relationship of transfer major or job to the community college program, academic success of transfer students, and satisfaction with the community colleges. Summary conclusions are then outlined, and the questionnaires are appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Associate Degrees, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Dropout Research, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Community Colleges, Annapolis.; Maryland Community Colleges Research Group.; Hagerstown Junior Coll., MD.