ERIC Number: ED121357
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of 1971-72 Graduates: Student Flow Project, Report No. 4.
Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
As part of a longitudinal study of student progress through the Hawaii community colleges, a survey was designed and mailed to 1971-72 graduates three years after graduation. The questionnaire was composted of two parts: (1) a general evaluation of the community college experience; (2) detailed analysis of present activity. In all, 1,354 questionnaires were mailed. Nonrespondents were sent a followup letter, and telephone calls were made where possible. The response rate was 34 percent, with 466 questionnaires completed. In rating the importance of a list of 16 student goals, the respondents considered the job-oriented goals as much more important than such goals as "pleasure of learning" and "develop new interests." Respondents tended to be favorable in evaluating faculty and their educational experience, although differences between campuses were significant. As to present activities, 78 percent of the graduates were employed, 8 percent were enrolled in school, 8 percent were unemployed, 4 percent were at home, and 2 percent were serving in the military. Detailed survey results are tabulated, graphed, and analyzed, and the survey instrument is appended. A brief review of comparable studies by mainland institutions is also included. (NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hawaii Univ., Honolulu. Community Coll. System.
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii