ERIC Number: ED205255
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
1980 Graduates: A Survey of Immediate Plans.
In summer 1980, students applying for June or August graduation from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) were surveyed with respect to their immediate post-graduation plans. A total of 611 students received the mailed questionnaire, and 83% responded. Of the 507 responding graduates, 81% indicated plans for employment in fall 1980, and 59% revealed plans to continue their education; 43% of the respondents planned to pursue some combination of employment and further education. Of those continuing their education, 87% intended to do so in a field related to their MCCC major; 69% planned to attend an in-state college; and 27% intended to transfer into an Arts and Sciences field, 24% into a Business and Commerce field, and 19% into a Mechanical and Engineering Technology. Of the respondents, 81% planned to be employed in the fall. Most of these graduates (81%) indicated that their jobs were related to their MCCC major. At the time of the survey, 38% of the respondents were still seeking employment. Of the working respondent group, 31% started working for their present employer before entering MCCC. The most popular types of employers were businesses and health-related facilities. Most of the respondents (8l%) were satisfied with their MCCC program. The study report points out differences in the responses of full- and part-time students, degree and certificate students, and 1979 and 1980 graduates. The questionnaire is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.