ERIC Number: ED122903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of June 1975 Graduates. Connecticut Regional Community Colleges.
In order to determine the biographical characteristics of Connecticut community college graduates, to identify their educational and career objectives and experience, and to investigate the attitudes of graduates toward their community college experience, a survey instrument was designed and administered to 2,911 June 1975 graduates in transfer, occupational, or general curricula. In all, 1,405 graduates responded (48 percent). The age distribution and enrollment status of the respondents indicated that the colleges are serving a diversity of students. The graduates' initial reason for enrolling varied from obtaining a degree and transferring, to job retaining. Nearly 10 percent indicated that they had originally planned to take only a few courses of interest, but instead had remained to complete their degree requirements. About 75 percent were currently employed, most of these were employed full-time, and 60 percent were employed in jobs related to their community college programs. Job satisfaction was rated superior or good by nearly half of the respondents. Half of the respondents indicated that they had transferred to a senior institution. Overall, the graduates had a very favorable attitude toward their community college education. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Connecticut State Board of Trustees for Regional Community Colleges, Hartford.