ERIC Number: ED104500
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Former Occupational-Technical Students. Research Report No. 2.
Gustilo, Ted O., Jr.; Trufant, John E.
This study was conducted to facilitate future statewide decision-making by obtaining data on all students, both full-time and part-time, who had enrolled in Virginia Community College System occupational-technical programs at any time from fall 1966 through fall 1969. Graduates and non-graduates, as well as those who changed to or from occupational-technical curricula during their studies, were included. A student questionnaire was used to collect data from students about their postcollege activities, current employment, and evaluations of their college experiences. In addition, non-respondents were contacted by telephone to determine reasons for not responding. A total of 11,623 former students (3,422 graduates and 8,201 non-graduates) were identified. Usable questionnaires were returned by 6,387 students, including 73 percent of the graduates and 56 percent of the non-graduates. Findings for the total sample and for various subgroups are reported. Data is presented pertaining to curriculum area, personal characteristics, socioeconomic background, and academic achievement. Tables of data, the college data form, the student questionnaire and accompanying letters, the questionnaire form used by telephone interviewers, and a list of the limitations of the study are appended. (DC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia