ERIC Number: ED097953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-up Survey of Students at Eastern Arizona College.
Eastern Arizona Coll., Thatcher.
A followup study was conducted of all students who had enrolled full-time with 12 or more units at Eastern Arizona College since 1968. Two mailings of questionnaires were carried out, the first to 2,432 former students and three weeks later, the second to 1,935. In addition, interviews were carried out with selected students. The questionnaire, telephone, and personal interviews were designed to answer the following questions: (1) What were the reasons students terminated their enrollment at the college? (2) Were the educational experiences received at the college subsequently useful in their career preparation? (3) What improvements are needed in the college's supportive services? (4) To what extent are former students utilizing their educational experiences obtained at the college? and (5) What problems were encountered by students entering full-time employment or transferring to other colleges and universities? The returned questionnaires were divided into three program categories--Vocational, Transfer, and General. The data are provided in 29 tables and 10 figures. Two general conclusions resulting from the study were: (1) the respondents in the General category tended to rate their experiences at the college lower than those in the Transfer and Vocational categories; and (2) a higher percentage of the college's students transfer than was anticipated, and transferability of courses presents a problem. (Appendixes provide: Demographic Information, Job Descriptions, the Questionnaire, and Respondent Comments.) (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Arizona Occupational Research Coordinating Unit, Phoenix.
Authoring Institution: Eastern Arizona Coll., Thatcher.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona