ERIC Number: ED390498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
1995 Follow-Up Study of Fiscal Year 1994 Occupational Program Graduates. Student Data on Education and Work.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In March 1995, a study was conducted to determine the level of satisfaction of Illinois community college graduates regarding the effectiveness of their education, their current employment, the occupational training received in major fields, and college services. A total of 2,508 occupational program graduates from 34 programs were surveyed approximately 6 to 9 months after program completion. Study findings, based on a 52.8% response rate, included the following: (1) 92.3% of the respondents were either employed or continuing their education; (2) 86.6% were employed, with 77% of the employed graduates working in positions related to their training; (3) 86.6% of the employed graduates had full-time status; (4) the average hourly salary for all employed graduates with $10.46; (5) the unemployment rate for graduates was 4.4%, compared to the average statewide unemployment rate of 5.6%; (6) completers ranked their degree of satisfaction with their current jobs at 4.03 on a 5-point scale; (7) graduates rated their satisfaction with college preparation at 4.18; (8) graduates ranked job satisfaction and preparation at 4.14 and labor market employment information at 3.84; and (9) student support services were all rated within the satisfied range. An analysis of outcomes for 18 programs is included. Data tables on statewide and college-level occupational follow-up studies for selected occupational programs are appended. (TGI)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Salaries, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.