ERIC Number: ED174267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Texas Student Information System Graduate/Completer 1977 Sub-System. A Follow-Up Study.
DeVault, Mike; Lee, Marilyn
A follow-up study was conducted of students who received a degree, diploma, or certificate from Austin Community College (ACC) in May 1977 to determine their level of satisfaction; 63% (N=189) of the surveyed group responded. Results were tabulated for the group as a whole and for the following subgroups: those receiving Associate of Arts, Associate in Science, and Associate in Applied Science degrees; those who completed certificates; male and female respondents; and Blacks, Hispanics, and Whites. The survey instrument focused on employment and salary information; ratings of instructional and noninstructional college services, fulfillment of individual needs by courses and programs, and preparation for transfer or employment; relevance of training to job; educational objectives and future interest; and transfer problems. Of all respondents, 68% were employed full-time with 64.4% reporting jobs directly or closely related to their area of study. The average monthly salary of employed graduates was $866.49; however, the average earnings of female graduates were less than that of males. Of respondents, over 80% rated quality of instruction and instructor interest as good or very good. Appendices contain comparisons of instructional and student services by program, sex, and ethnicity, as well as employer information and the survey instrument. (DR)
Descriptors: Black Students, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Employment Patterns, Ethnic Status, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Males, Mexican Americans, Participant Satisfaction, Relevance (Education), Salaries, Statistical Data, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Surveys, Tables (Data), Transfer Students, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Austin Community Coll., TX.