ERIC Number: ED205235
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jun
Program Evaluation: A Statistical Analysis of the Associate Degree and Diploma Programs Offered by Gateway Technical Institute.
Enrollment, placement, and retention data covering the years 1977 through 1980 were analyzed for Gateway Technical Institute's 26 diploma programs and 30 associate degree (AA) programs in terms of: (1) annual enrollment averages for full- and part-time first-year students; (2) average number of graduates each year; (3) percent changes in enrollment and number of graduates; (4) percent increase or decrease in the number of full- and part-time first-year students; (5) retention rates; (6) placement rates; and (7) average starting salary for graduates. Selected findings reveal that the annual enrollment average for first-year AA programs was 48 and for diploma programs was 40. The average number of graduates was 19.4 for the AA programs and 16.9 for the diploma programs. The average starting salary for AA graduates was $880 per month, while diploma graduates started at an average of $1,023 per month. Median annual placement rates in jobs for which the graduates were trained were 50% for the AA programs and 60% for the diploma programs. The study report summarizes findings; identifies those programs experiencing the highest and lowest rates of success in terms of enrollment, placement, and retention; and discusses implications for program evaluation. Mathematical formulas used during the study are appended, along with tables delineating findings for each program area and comparing 1980 data with figures for 1977-1979. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Gateway Technical Inst., Kenosha, WI.