ERIC Number: ED099064
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
A Follow-Up Study of the Academic and Job Experiences of Students Graduating from Bronx Community College, or Leaving (Without Graduating) during 1973. Report No. B. C. C. 2-74.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
In order to determine what happens to students after they leave Bronx City College (BCC), the 6,050 graduated and nongraduated students who left BCC during the 1973 calendar year were sent questionnaires. From a final sample of 1,240 these student characteristics were gathered: graduate status on leaving, sex, ethnic group, full- or part-time enrollment, and BCC curriculum area. This personal data is tabulated against the responses to the questionnaire which emphasizes reasons for leaving BCC, post BCC academic status and experience, job experience and relevance of BCC studies to employment. Two important reasons for leaving before graduation were financial need and intention to continue education. Most BCC graduates continue their education immediately, while nongraduates at least plan to do so. Nongraduates who sought jobs had more difficulty finding jobs than graduates, and their salaries on full-time jobs were inferior. The survey includes student recommendations for changes in, or additions to, the BCC program. (MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.
Identifiers - Location: New York; New York (New York)