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ERIC Number: ED231462
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-May-16
Pages: 66
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Six-Year Follow-Up Study of 1975 Alumni and Stopouts. Volume 12, No. 6.
Lucas, John A.
A follow-up study was conducted of stopouts and alumni of William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) to assess the long-term impact of the college upon its students. The targeted population was composed of 989 career and transfer alumni (who had accumulated 48 hours or more in a career or baccalaureate-oriented program during 1974-75), and 189 stopout students (i.e., credit students who left WRHC during 1975-76 before accumulating 48 credit hours). Based on responses from 57.5% of the career alumni, 52.6% of the transfer alumni, and 52% of the stopouts, the study findings revealed: (1) 86% of the career alumni, 73% of the transfer alumni, and 18% of the stopouts eventually obtained an associate degree at WRHC; (2) 71% of the career alumni, 80% of the transfer alumni, and 78% of the stopouts were employed in 1981; (3) 87% of the transfer alumni and 46% of the other two groups had attended another college since leaving WRHC; (4) 58% of the career alumni, 37% of the transfer alumni, and 36% of the stopouts were employed in fields related to their WRHC major; (5) stopouts generally rated WRHC more highly than did alumni; and (6) the mean salaries for all three groups were comparable, averaging between $21,500 and $23,000 per year. Extensive data tables and the survey instrument are included in the study report. (Author/HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.
Identifiers: Stopouts