ERIC Number: ED329301
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Wyoming Community College Commission Statewide Longitudinal Study Annual Report, 1989-90.
Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
A study was conducted by the Wyoming Community College Commission to describe the variables that affect students' progress toward their personal, academic and career objectives, and to evaluate their progress in reaching those objectives. The 5-year longitudinal study focused on a random sample of 181 students who were first-time, first-year attendees at one of the seven Wyoming community college campuses in fall 1987. An initial survey was conducted in 1987 to profile the students and identify their educational and career goals. The study design then called for follow-up surveys to be conducted every 6 months over the next 5 years. This report presents results from 1989-90, the third year of the study. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) among the 20% of the respondents who changed their marital status since 1987, 77% had married and 23% had separated or divorced; (2) when asked to rate their competency relative to selected skills and abilities, 58% rated themselves as average, while 31% rated their skills and abilities as superior; (3) 70% of the respondents were satisfied with their growth in skills and abilities since enrolling, 77% were satisfied with their personal growth, and 61% were satisfied with their progress toward achieving their educational and career goals; (4) 59% of the respondents were still enrolled in institutions of higher education, with 42% of this group at two-year colleges and 54% at four-year institutions; (5) 63% of the respondents were working full- or part-time, though only 31% were working in their chosen career field; and (6) 80% of the respondents reported being satisfied with the education they had received at their community college. (JMC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Career Choice, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Followup Studies, Longitudinal Studies, Participant Satisfaction, School Surveys, Self Concept, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Employment, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Wyoming Community Coll. Commission, Cheyenne.
Note: For a related report, see ED 291 433.