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ERIC Number: ED140886
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jul
Reference Count: 0
JCCC Graduate Trends 1971-1976 (Characteristics and Impressions).
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.
During the summer of 1976, all 1971-76 graduates (n=2,409) of Johnson County Community College (JCCC) were surveyed in order to determine trends among graduation classes with respect to demographic characteristics, opinions about JCCC, and activities since graduation. Of those surveyed, 34.7% responded. Results of the study indicated: (1) a steady increase in the percentage of female graduates and an upward shift in the mean age of graduates, from 23 to 26; (2) over one-fourth of the graduates who were 30 or older (primarily females) had not been employed prior to enrolling at JCCC; (3) JCCC attracted approximately 20% of the county high schools graduates each year; (4) the number of the graduates completing their JCCC degree programs within three years of high school graduation was rapidly diminishing; (5) approximately 40% of the graduates had attended another college prior to JCCC, most transferring from a four-year college; (6) the majority in each graduating class cited preparation for transfer as their main reason for attending JCCC but the percentage decreased from 90% of 1971 graduates to 54.6% of 1976 graduates, while the percentage citing job placement or advancement rose from 3.3% to 24.4%; (7) 85.3% desired to earn a baccalaureate, and over half of the 1971-73 graduates had already done so; and (8) overall, students who transferred rarely earned GPA's less than .50 lower than their JCCC GPA. Tabular survey data and the survey instrument are appended. (JDS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Adult Students, Age, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Demography, Educational Objectives, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Research, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Reverse Transfer Students, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS.