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ERIC Number: ED169965
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Educational Outcomes at Harcum Junior College.
Blai, Boris
Much of the institutional research conducted at Harcum Junior College, a private women's college, has focused on measuring the educational outcomes of students in relation to the college's objectives. Past studies have sought to determine how well Harcum prepares transfer curriculum students by analyzing rates of baccalaureate degree attainment, acceptance rates at senior institutions, and academic performance at senior institutions as compared to performance at Harcum. Follow-up studies have been conducted to determine how well graduates have been prepared for employment by looking at rates of immediate successful employment and salaries. Another area of investigation has been the extent to which general and career education have been made compatible, and the extent to which these programs prove relevant to later life activities. Studies of withdrawal rates have revealed consistently high levels of school holding power, and an inquiry into the ability of Harcum graduates to think critically revealed a substantial improvement that was attributable to attending the school. Still another educational outcome of concern relates to student life and their evaluation of their college experience. These studies and others indicate that viewed in terms of the articulation of its graduates into the community, Harcum College has evidenced a record of effective results. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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