ERIC Number: ED254272
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Jan
Reference Count: 0
The 1984 Graduates of the Community College of Rhode Island: Results of a Replication of Last Year's Survey of Graduates.
A survey was conducted to determine the immediate plans of the 1,545 students who graduated from the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) in 1984. Study findings, based on a response rate of 62%, included the following: (1) the 1984 graduates had a higher percentage of females than the overall college enrollment, with women making up nearly two-thirds of the graduating class; (2) 7.2% of the 1984 graduates were minority group members, compared to 7.4% in 1983; (3) nearly 96% of the graduates were residents of Rhode Island; (4) 72.5% of the graduates planned to work after graduation and 53.3% planned to further their studies; (5) of the 245 students who planned only to further their education after graduation, 77% had been accepted by the four-year college of their choice at the time of the survey, 91% planned to attend full time, and 43% planned to pursue a business/commerce program of study; (6) of the 396 students whose future plans included only work, 67.6% already had a job and 65% were graduates of business or health/paramedical programs; and (7) 52.7% of the respondents felt that attending CCRI had helped them clarify their goals. The survey instrument and unsolicited student comments are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Identifiers: Rhode Island