ERIC Number: ED156277
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The 1977 Rankings of Programs for an In-Depth Evaluation. Research Note.
Baratta, Mary Kathryne
Placement, unit cost, retention and attraction data for all programs at Moraine Valley Community College for which information was available were used to determine which programs needed in-depth evaluation. Four of the 24 associate degree programs (secretarial science, radiologic technology, power machine technology, and industrial supervision) and one of the nine certificate programs (general office services) had placed all of their graduates in jobs related to their training. The average unit cost since program inception ranged from $0 for finance and credit to $1,665 for nursing; the previous year's range was $0-2,949. The percentage change in retention rates from 1971-75 to 1976 ranged from an increase of 111% for transportation to a decrease of 120% for the respiratory therapy technology-certificate program. The percentage change in attraction rates for the same period ranged from a loss of 18% for medical laboratory technology to a gain of 313% for exceptional education. When the data were applied to the Program Review Model, leisure services, respiratory therapy, social worker aide, power machine technology, industrial engineering, and general office services appeared most in need of in-depth evaluations. Data tables are included. (Author/TR)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Needs, Identification, Institutional Research, Job Placement, Persistence, Program Costs, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, School Holding Power, Two Year Colleges, Unit Costs, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup, Vocational Interests
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Moraine Valley Community Coll., Palos Hills, IL.