ERIC Number: ED135413
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Evaluating Educational Outcomes at Delhi--1964-1970. Report #1: Evaluation of Questionnaires Mailed to 1966-1970 Graduates.
State Univ. of New York, Delhi. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
A questionnaire was mailed to an unstratified random sample of 250 graduates from a population of 2,159 who graduated between 1966 and 1970, in order to obtain comprehensive data regarding the demographic characteristics of graduates, the graduates' evaluation of experiences at Delhi College, the status of employed graduates, evaluation of transfer experiences of graduates, and general comments of graduates regarding their education at Delhi. The response rate was 68%. Non-respondents were sampled and determined not to systematically differ from the respondent group. Results of the survey indicated: (1) graduates were not geographically mobile; (2) graduates most often accepted positions in the service or manufacturing sectors of the economy; (3) most graduates' first position was clerical in nature; (4) graduates were relatively stable in relation to their jobs; (5) almost half eventually entered an upper division institution and 71% of these received the baccalaureate; (7) the majority found Delhi to be educationally demanding and stimulating; (8) graduates perceived the college's mission as preparing them for employment; (9) most graduates' employment was related to their majors; and (10) almost all experienced satisfactory relationships with instructors. Appended are edited comments of the graduates pertinent to their Delhi experience. (JDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Demography, Employment Experience, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Skills, Job Training, Occupational Aspiration, Occupational Mobility, Participant Satisfaction, Program Attitudes, Program Effectiveness, Technical Institutes, Transfer Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Adjustment, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Delhi. Agricultural and Technical Coll.
Note: Variant title: Follow-up of Educational Programs and Services at Delhi College