ERIC Number: ED168615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Studies of 1975 CCC Graduates. Information Sheets 79-01, 79-02, and 79-03.
Cumberland County Coll., Vineland, NJ.
The 286 students who graduated from Cumberland Community College (CCC) in 1975 were surveyed regarding their educational objectives, educational/occupational status, satisfaction with CCC, method of finding a job, earning potential, relatedness of job to major, and transfer problems and success. Of the 138 (48%) graduates who completed the questionnaire, 52 (38%) enrolled primarily "to prepare for future employment." Of this group, 46 were currently employed either full- or part-time. About 32% enrolled "to prepare for further education at a four-year college." Of these students, 38 transferred and 28 had received baccalaureate degrees (BA's). Job information was provided by 117 graduates, 73% of whom were employed full-time and 12% employed part-time. Few respondents found their job through CCC; however, 66% felt their college program positively affected their earning potential. About 75% were satisfied with their job. After receiving their associate degrees, 87 graduates subsequently transferred to four-year colleges. Most (70%) had no problems transferring credits, 66.6% felt they had been well-prepared for transfer, and 56 had already received their BA's. Half of the transfers were initially enrolled at CCC in career-preparation courses. Of these, 13 had not originally intended to transfer. (MB)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Associate Degrees, Career Choice, College Credits, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Employment Potential, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Research, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Job Training, Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), Student Educational Objectives, Transfer Students, Transfers, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cumberland County Coll., Vineland, NJ.