ERIC Number: ED169980
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Sep-6
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Harper Transfer Alumni--1975 and 1977. Volume X, No. 1.
Lucas, John A.
All 484 transfer-oriented students were surveyed one year after they completed at least 48 semester hours at Harper College; an 82% response rate was attained. Results showed that over 75% of the transfer alumni continued their education, but 20% of these were enrolled at Harper. Of those who left Harper, 73% transferred to another college or university and 64% achieved an associate degree before departing. Of those remaining at Harper, 25% had already received a degree. More alumni tended to major in business and engineering and fewer in social sciences, education, architecture, and mathematics. There was also a trend toward alumni remaining in the same field after transferring. Students appeared to perform well at the new institution and they had a good record of transferring almost all of their classes. Alumni rated a number of services better at Harper than at their new institution. However, courses taken at Harper were rated as slightly less beneficial than rated by previous alumni. There was a substantial decline in the indicated use of Harper's learning resource center, though computer services were used more. During their time at Harper, one-fifth of the alumni worked full-time, while five out of six worked at least 10 hours per week. Detailed results are presented in tabular form and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/MB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Followup Studies, Graduates, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Student Employment, Student Mobility, Tables (Data), Transfer Policy, Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.