ERIC Number: ED151048
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Former-Student Perceptions of B.C.C. and Their Post B.C.C. Academic and Employment Experiences--A Follow-up Study for the Years of 1975-76. Research Report: 1-78.
Bronx Community Coll., NY.
As part of an on-going study, all 1,818 graduates and 6,847 non-graduates who left Bronx Community College (BCC) in 1975-76 were surveyed by mail, with a return of 1,681 responses representing 52.4% of graduate and 20% of the non-graduate sample. Findings included the following: (1) 63% of graduates and 48% of non-graduates responding continued their education within six months; (2) of graduates, 29% had taken remedial studies at BCC in reading and writing, and 44% in mathematics; (3) both groups felt remedial programs were very important; (4) non-graduates left college primarily for personal, family, health, or financial reasons, with the latter doubling since the end of free tuition; and (5) the majority of both groups were satisfied with the curriculum and instruction received at BCC and would repeat the experience. Of students continuing their education, 78% went to the City University of New York, and 12% to private colleges. Black and hispanic respondents were more apt to continue as full-time students than white students. On transfer, 35%-40% lost some credit, 15% were required to take remedial writing, 7% to take remedial reading, and 14% to take remedial mathematics. Of those seeking employment, 21% of graduates and 27% of non-graduates were unsuccessful, and half who found full-time jobs required more than two weeks to do so. Respondents felt more specific skills training was essential for obtaining employment. (RT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bronx Community Coll., NY.
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