ERIC Number: ED187372
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-May
Reference Count: 0
Graduate Survey: Illinois Valley Community College, Class of 1979.
Barnard, Craig A.
A survey of the 443 Illinois Valley Community College (IVCC) students who graduated in Summer 1978, December 1978, and May 1979 was conducted to determine graduates' vocational and/or educational activities and their attitudes toward the college's strengths and weaknesses. Major findings, based on a 77% response rate, indicated that 41% of the respondents were attending colleges and universities; this figure represents the first gain in the percentage of IVCC graduates to directly transfer to other institutions since 1970. Most (163) were attending public colleges, and liberal arts was the most popular declared major. The percentage of students employed after graduation (33%) decreased from the 1978 high of 57.5%. While responses to open-ended questions revealed a number of the college's weaknesses as well as strengths, 95% of the respondents indicated that they would recommend IVCC to other students. The survey report includes tables illustrating: (1) the degrees completed by terminal students; (2) a comparison of survey results with findings from studies completed between 1968 and 1978; (3) the four-year colleges to which the graduates transferred and the number of credits transferred; (4) majors at senior institutions; (5) majors of vocational program graduates; and (6) the job placement statistics of vocational program graduates. (JP)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Evaluation, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, Terminal Students, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Valley Community Coll., Oglesby.
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