ERIC Number: ED118171
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr-8
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of New River Community College Transfers Who Graduated in the 1972-73 School Year [and] Follow-Up of 1974 Graduates in Occupational-Technical Programs.
Carter, Edith H.
This document includes reports of two follow-up studies of New River Community College graduates. The 1973 graduates in transfer programs, associate of arts, and associate of science degree programs are examined in terms of: (1) types of degrees and curriculums they completed; (2) their transfer status; (3) their evaluation of the New River Community College transfer program. The 1974 graduates in occupational-technical programs are studied in terms of: (1) their success in finding employment or transferring to other institutions; (2) their opinion of the programs and training at New River. Of the 48 1973 graduates in transfer programs, over 85 percent actually transferred, a large majority of whom (90 percent) transferred to local senior colleges. Transfer grade point averages, as compared with community college averages, showed a drop similar to those found in national studies. In the 1974 graduating class, graduates in occupational-technical programs numbered 238. Ninety-five percent of the graduates were found to be either working or attending other colleges. Within the employ group, 87 percent were employed in a field related to their area of study. Results of questionnaires mailed to graduates showed favorable responses to both the transfer and vocational programs at New River. Data are tabulated, and the survey instruments are appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New River Community Coll., Dublin, VA.