ERIC Number: ED099044
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May
Reference Count: N/A
Past Student Follow-up Survey.
Phillips, Herbert E.; Brunner, Edward
Conducted as a part of the Needs Assessment Project, a study was made primarily to develop an instrument that could help community college decision makers determine the proportion of students that were working in areas related to those studied in college. Additional information to be obtained included the reasons for attending college, graduates' opinions about college curriculum and services, and information about what the graduate was currently engaged in. The survey was mailed to 2,213 1948-1973 graduates of Lake City Community College. A total of 646, or 29 percent, responded. An analysis of the results indicated that of the respondents, 44 percent were AA graduates and 56 percent were AS graduates; 41 percent were employed in jobs related to their LCCC program. Responses indicated that the students came to LCCC because if offered them what they wanted in terms of courses, programs, and general reputation. Graduates were strongly positive in their ratings of the teaching, library, bookstore, admissions, registration, and scheduling. The graduates worked between 11 and 20 hours per week while in college, and 75 percent received financial assistance. Little help was reported by graduates in finding a job or in transferring to another institution; the best help came from faculty members. Special help for students was suggested in the areas of doing research, writing term papers, course selection, program selection, scheduling classes, and finding jobs. Sixty percent of the graduates continued their education after LCCC, with 43 percent earning degrees. A total of 95 percent fully recommended LCCC. (DB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Lake City Community Coll., FL.
Identifiers - Location: Florida
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Higher Education Act Title III