ERIC Number: ED082750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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Follow-up Study of Bucks County Community College Graduates, 1965-1972.
Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA. Office of Institutional Research.
This study was conducted primarily to determine the educational and employment activities of all of the graduates of Bucks County Community College since its founding. A secondary purpose was to elicit evaluative reactions from the graduates regarding the services available at the college. Of the 2,070 graduates who received a mailed questionnaire, 1,307 (63%) responded. Over two-thirds of the graduates entered the college directly from high school. While attending college, 76% of the graduates held some form of part-time employment with 52% working a minimum of 16 hours per week. In spite of this and the fact that 23% changed their academic major at least once, over two-thirds (68%) graduated in four semesters or less, excluding summer sessions. Upon graduation, 51% transferred immediately to four-year colleges as full-time students, and 29% obtained full-time employment. As to the status of the graduates at the time of the study, 40% were employed full-time, 37% were full-time undergraduate students, 7% were part-time undergraduate students, and 2% were full-time graduate students. The graduates indicated that their academic advisors and the Admissions Office were the two most helpful counseling sources. The vast majority found the college to have been at least partially successful in meeting their individual objectives, interests, and abilities. Of the graduates, 86% plan to continue their education. The questionnaire used in the study is provided in an appendix. (Author/DB)
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Authoring Institution: Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA. Office of Institutional Research.