ERIC Number: ED097933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Transfer Follow-up Study: Students Graduating Jan., June, and Aug. 1973.
Followup questionnaires were sent to 372 students who had graduated from liberal arts and science programs at Southwestern College in 1973, in order to determine their status in relation to education and employment, to rate their experience at Southwestern and at their current institutions as to instruction, counseling, facilities, materials, student activities, etc. Positive and negative comments relating to Southwestern College were also solicited. Questionnaires were returned by 217 (58 percent) of the graduates, representing students from 33 instructional programs and 13 departments. Major findings of the study showed that: (1) of the graduates, 59 percent were attending school full-time, 18 percent were attending school part-time, 17 percent were not attending school but planned to continue, and 3 percent were not attending nor did they plan to; (2) of those attending school, 72 percent were attending San Diego State, 18 percent were attending Southwestern College, and 16 percent were attending 21 other schools; (3) 32 percent were employed full-time, and 37 percent were employed part-time; (4) 34 percent were employed in an occupation for which they were trained or one related to their training, and 66 percent were employed in occupations unrelated to their training; (5) the college's program as a whole received relatively high ratings; and (6) overall ratings of Southwestern College compared favorably with ratings of San Diego State University. (The study data are provided in tables, Transfer Followup Report forms, and respondents' comments. A copy of the questionnaire is included.) (DB)
Descriptors: College Role, Community Colleges, Data Collection, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Participant Satisfaction, Postsecondary Education, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Research Reports, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Work Experience
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Coll., Chula Vista, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California