ERIC Number: ED241102
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Four Years Later: Class of 1978. Technical Report 83-06.
In summer 1982, a study was conducted at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) to obtain data on the employment status, educational activities, and opinions about the college of 1978 MCCC graduates. Questionnaires mailed to 601 graduates yielded an overall response rate of 41%. Study findings included the following: (1) 61% of the respondents graduated from career programs and 39% from transfer programs; (2) 50% were female and 46% were male (4% left the question blank); (3) Caucasians represented 89% of the respondents, Blacks 8%, American Indians 1%, and Hispanics and Asians .5% each; (4) 89% were employed either full- or part-time, as compared to 90% of the respondents to a survey of 1977 graduates; (5) 59% of the employed graduates were working in Mercer County; (6) the mean annual salary for the graduates was $16,000; (7) 61% of the transfer program graduates and 83% of the career program graduates were in jobs related to their MCCC programs; (8) 62% had continued their education and 31% had obtained bachelor's degrees; (9) 50% of the graduates of career programs had continued their education; and (10) 84% of the respondents would recommend their academic program to others. The survey instrument is appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. Office of Institutional Research.