ERIC Number: ED217894
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of 1978 Graduates: Volumes I and II.
Nespoli, Lawrence A.
In winter 1979, a survey was conducted of the 206 students who graduated from Howard Community College (HCC) in 1978 to determine graduates' occupational and/or educational status and to measure their satisfaction with HCC preparation for transfer and/or employment. Selected findings, based on a 50% response rate, indicate that almost 80% of the graduates found employment immediately after graduation. Over two-thirds of those graduates working full-time were in positions directly related to their programs of study, and over 70% were satisfied with the job preparation they received at HCC. Of the 27 respondents enrolled at transfer institutions, 50% were pursuing full-time studies, 60% were extremely satisfied with their preparation for transfer, and 46% earned an overall grade point average of 3.5 or better at the senior institution. Among both transfer- and career-oriented graduates, the convenient location of HCC was cited most frequently as the primary reason for attending. Over 87% of the total sample reported that they had achieved their educational goals by the time they graduated. The survey report includes extensive data tables presenting findings for graduates in transfer, occupational, and general studies programs. In a separate series of tables, findings for HCC graduates are compared with statewide data collected by other Maryland community colleges using the same instrument. The questionnaire is appended. (JP)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Females, Graduate Surveys, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.