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ERIC Number: ED069274
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 71
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The Graduates 1970: A Follow-up Study of the Students who Graduated from Montgomery Community College in 1970.
Bleil, David F., Jr.
A report of the status of those Montgomery Community College students who received their Associate Arts degree in 1970 is presented. This report is a facet of a 10-year follow-up program of Montgomery College graduates. In 1970 the majority of Montgomery Community College graduates who continued their education transferred to the University of Maryland. However, a large number of students transferred to schools in 22 states or U. S. territories, and two countries. Montgomery County Public Schools were the source of over two-thirds of all the graduates. The remainder were either non-residents or immigrants. The typical career-oriented graduate was 21 years old, earned a cumulative grade point average of 2.68, and was employed within four months after graduation. His counterpart was transfer-oriented, 22 years old when he graduated, earned a grade point average of 2.60, and enrolled full-time in a four-year institution the fall after graduating from Montgomery. It appears that the College does not provide effective placement services for graduates; however, students are able to secure jobs through other means and job satisfaction was indicated by a majority employed. The mission of the College is often described in terms of "transfer" and "career." From the results of this study it appears that those graduates who plan to transfer are able to enroll in the college or university of their choice with a minimum of credit loss. At the same time career-oriented students either have a job at the time they receive their Associate Arts degree or obtain employment soon after graduation. The study suggests that there are perhaps some services which could be provided by the College in the area of graduate placement. (Author/CK)
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Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.