ERIC Number: ED224521
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Study: 1980 Graduates.
A follow-up study of 1980 graduates of Dundalk Community College (DCC) was conducted to evaluate the extent to which the college had assisted the students in achieving their goals, in their participation for transfer to a senior institution, and in their career development. In early 1981, questionnaires were mailed to 201 graduates who had received associate degrees or certificates, requesting information on their educational goals and goal achievement, transfer and employment experiences, and overall evaluation of instruction and the college. Based on responses from 69% of the graduates and an analysis of student records, study findings indicated: (1) the average age of the respondents was 32 years, 96% were white, and 60% were female; (2) 56% graduated in career areas and 44% in transfer areas; (3) 45% of the graduates were pursuing further study, 76% were employed, and 11% were seeking work; (4) 86% of the graduates had achieved their goals for attending DCC; (5) 92% of the students who transferred and 94% of the career development graduates were satisfied with their preparation; (6) 89% of the transfer students chose majors related to their field of study at DCC and 72% of the career development graduates who were employed full-time also remained in a field related to their DCC major; and (7) over 95% of the graduates were satisfied with the quality of instruction and the college. The study report compares findings with statewide follow-up data and includes the questionnaire. (HB)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Norms, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dundalk Community Coll., Baltimore, MD. Office of Institutional Research and Grants.