ERIC Number: ED184596
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Survey of 1978 Lorain County Community College Graduates.
Tomsic, James M.
In Fall 1978, a survey was conducted of the 612 June 1978 graduates of Lorain County Community College (LCCC) to determine their post-graduation activities. The survey focused on: (1) employment and/or educational status; (2) employed graduates' salaries, hours worked per pay period, relatedness of job to LCCC major, length of employment, job title, and employers; (3) currently enrolled graduates' college of attendance, part-/full-time status, current major and its relatedness to LCCC major, transfer problems, and transfer of credits; and (4) the employment situation of those graduates who were neither enrolled nor employed. A 97.1% response rate was achieved. Major findings indicate that 77.3% of the respondents were employed, 28.1% were enrolled at a college, 15.3% were both employed and enrolled, and 7.9% were neither enrolled nor employed. Of the 167 graduates enrolled at a college, only 22 indicated they had had any transfer problems, though 58 students were unable to transfer all credits. The most popular fields of study were business, education, and engineering. A majority of the employed graduates (87.1%) were working full-time, and 59% held positions directly related to their LCCC major. Of the 47 graduates who were not employed nor enrolled in a college, only 4.4% were still seeking employment. Data tables presenting findings by curriculum area and a sample survey instrument are included. (JP)
Descriptors: College Attendance, College Credits, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Followup Studies, Full Time Students, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Part Time Employment, Part Time Students, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Salaries, Transfer Policy, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup, Working Hours
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lorain County Community Coll., Elyria, OH.