ERIC Number: ED152359
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
1976 Graduates: A Follow-up Study.
Miller, Sarah J.
A survey of May and December 1976 graduates from Delgado College was conducted to determine how students perceived the college's output in terms of personal and professional development and satisfaction. A total of 238 or 36% of graduates returned a 26-item questionnaire on their characteristics, educational status, employment, and degree of satisfaction. Of the respondents, 159 were male and 73 female (six did not respond), over 60% were white and 31.9% were black, approximately 44% were single, 39.9% were receiving veterans' benefits, and 76.5% were full-time students. The median age was 26.5 years. Responses indicated that 79% of graduates were employed, 72% were employed full-time, and 58% were working in fields related to their college course of study. Twenty-three percent of graduates were continuing their education on a full-time basis, 13% on a part-time basis, and 64% were not continuing. As for student satisfaction with the college, 96% rated course quality above average, 94% rated faculty competence average or above, and 93% indicated they would return to the college. Open-ended comments reflected student concern for more stringent academic standards. Date by academic program are presented in tabular form. (TR)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Delgado Coll., New Orleans, LA.
Note: Pages 9-27, names and addresses of student employers, have been deleted ; Best copy available