ERIC Number: ED241105
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Graduates: A Survey of Immediate Plans. Technical Report 84-02.
A survey of graduating students' immediate plans is conducted annually at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) to meet needs such as compliance with truth in advertising requirements for educational recruitment, accreditation reviews, and faculty and staff advisement. In 1983, questionnaires mailed to 734 potential graduates yielded a 79% response rate. Survey results included the following: (1) 77% of the respondents reported plans for employment, 57% intended to continue their education, and 44% planned to pursue a combination of education and employment; (2) these percentages were almost identical to the figures for 1982 survey respondents; (3) 89% of those planning to continue their education would do so in a field related to their MCCC program of study; (4) 79% expressed satisfaction with the programs they completed at MCCC; (5) 78% of those planning to continue their education intended to attend an in-state college; and (6) 76% of those planning to work expected to have a job related to their program of study and 66% planned to work in Mercer County. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. Office of Institutional Research.