ERIC Number: ED132997
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: 0
The Graduates 1975. A Follow-up Study of the Students Who Graduated from Montgomery College.
Gell, Robert L.; And Others
A questionnaire was mailed to all 1,020 students who graduated from Montgomery College during the 1974-75 academic year to determine the employment and educational circumstances of the graduates as well as to gather information regarding the graduates' attitudes toward their college experience. Usable responses were received from 635 (62%) graduates. Among the findings were: (1) almost two-thirds of the respondents were employed full- or part-time, while 62% were enrolled in educational institutions at the time of the survey; (2) 44% of the transfer students reported that they had changed their major; (3) of the respondents who were employed full-time, over half reported earnings of more than $8,000 per year, while 47% reported earning more than $9,000 per year; (4) 51% of the respondents who were employed full-time perceived a direct relationship between their program of studies and their job; (5) 17% of the respondents reported they were unemployed, half because they were not looking for a job; (6) over two-thirds felt they had benefitted from contact with instructors outside of class, while 99% felt they had benefitted from classroom instruction; and (7) 98% were satisfied overall with the college. Findings are compared to those of previous graduate surveys and trends are noted. The survey instrument is appended. (JDS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Montgomery Coll., Rockville, MD. Office of Institutional Research.