ERIC Number: ED184648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Apr-1
Reference Count: 0
OCC Graduates Who Went On: A Progress Report, No. 1-480.
Kirby, Emily B.
Using data collected between 1971 and 1979, a study was conducted at Oakton Community College (OCC) that assessed the information that was known about OCC graduates and non-graduates who continued their education. Selected findings indicate that 436 students who graduated between 1971 and 1979 could be identified as having gone on to other institutions; an additional 53 students who did not graduate from OCC were identified who also continued their education. Of the continuing graduates, 36.4% had received an Associate of Science degree, 24.7% had received certificates, and 24.6% had received an Associate of Arts degree. While 65.4% of the graduates had majored in liberal arts and sciences, 34.5% had majored in one of 19 occupational areas. A majority of the graduates (87.4%) went on to public colleges and universities within the state, and almost half (45.7%) enrolled in institutions to which they could commute. Of the graduate group, 32 had received a Bachelor's degree, 3 had earned an advanced degree, and 19 were still enrolled in 1980. With regard to the non-graduate group, 51% had received their Bachelor's degree, and 9.4% had earned an associate degree. Another 39.6% were currently enrolled in institutions of higher education. Several data tables are provided. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oakton Community Coll., Morton Grove, IL.