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ERIC Number: ED101787
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Dec
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
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Follow-up Study of Bucks County [Pennsylvania] Community College Graduates, 1972.
Mahon, Jack
A questionnaire concerning educational and employment activities of the 1972 graduates of Bucks County Community College (BCCC) was mailed to all 645 Associate of Arts degree recipients. Responses were elicited from 436 (68 percent). Graduates' evaluations of their BCCC experience were also solicited. Sixty-nine percent entered BCCC directly from high school; 78 percent held some form of part-time employment while at BCCC, and 56 percent worked at least 16 hours a week. Twenty-three percent changed their major at least once. In spite of the large percentage of working students and the fact that almost a quarter of the class switched majors, 62 percent were still able to graduate in four semesters or less, excluding summer sessions. Upon graduation, 41 percent transferred directly to another educational institution as full-time students, and 35 percent full-time employment. The remaining graduates divided themselves among various combinations of employment, student, military, and housewife duties. The vast majority had no problems in finding employment or transferring to another school. Most employed graduates were fairly well satisfied with their current positions. Ninety-nine percent of BCCC graduates expressed an interest in continuing their education. (AH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Bucks County Community Coll., Newtown, PA. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania