ERIC Number: ED142270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Aug
Reference Count: 0
A Decade of Feedback Information From Harcum Graduates: 1968-1977.
Blai, Boris, Jr.
In an evaluation of college success in meeting its objectives, a ten-year overview of Harcum Junior College graduate follow-up studies is used to test the success of transfer programs, employment preparation, student satisfaction, and well-rounded career education. Findings of questionnaire surveys conducted each year during the summer months and averaging 52% response reveal that students accepted for advanced standing transfer rose from 40% in 1968 to 62% in 1973, and then decreased to 34% in 1977. In-state colleges accepting Harcum students also rose from 11 to a high of 22 in 1972, decreasing to 14 in 1977, with out-of-state transfers reaching a high of 51 colleges in 1970, and a low of 8 in 1977. Graduates accepted for full-time employment varied between 20% and 52%, with the low in the highest year of transfer (1973) and the average at 35%. Of a total of 641 respondents, 379 felt their program was very helpful in preparing them for their chosen field, 188 responded to "somewhat helpful", and 70 indicated programs were not helpful. Finally, liberal arts courses comprised from 20% (Real Estate) to 60% (Education Associate) of career curricula, indicating the college's success in providing a balance of general and vocational courses in programs of study. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harcum Junior Coll., Bryn Mawr, PA.