ERIC Number: ED154901
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
What Happened to the Class of 1973? A Follow-up Study of Day and Evening First-time Freshmen Students at San Jose City College Fall 1973.
This study of fall 1973 entering freshmen (4,544) at San Jose City College (SJCC), duplicating and expanding on a previous study, was conducted to determine whether the college successfully prepares students for the job market or for transfer to four-year institutions. Data on a random sample of 450 students (221 day, 229 evening) were obtained from student master record files and three follow-up questionnaires: the first went to registrars of colleges to which students had transcripts sent; the second went to students who transferred to San Jose State University; and the third was sent to all other students who transferred to a variety of institutions. Findings indicated for all students that 46.7% had intended at entrance to get an associate degree (AA), 0.4% wanted a bachelor's degree, while 52.9% did not answer; 3.5 years after enrolling at the college, 2.2% had received AA degrees; and 26% received no credit for courses at SJCC. Most students who transferred to four-year colleges, transferred to San Jose State University (79.2% of transferees). Of these, 68.4% responded to the questionnaire, and 92.6% of respondents felt they were very well or adequately prepared for university work while at SJCC. Information on course load, grade point averages, declared majors, and transfer institutions as well as student perceptions of SJCC is also provided. (Author/TR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Aspiration, Community Colleges, Day Students, Dropout Rate, Evening Students, Followup Studies, Grade Point Average, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes, Surveys, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Jose Community Coll. District, CA.