ERIC Number: ED205256
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Four Years Later, 1980: A Survey of Mercer Graduates of June and August, 1976.
McMaster, Anne; Staatse, Holly
In Summer 1980, a survey was conducted by Mercer County Community College (MCCC) to gather data on Summer 1976 graduates with respect to their current employment status, educational activities, and opinions of MCCC. Of the 561 deliverable questionnaires, 45% were returned. The questionnaire's first section asked the sex, ethnic status, and major of the students. Of the 251 respondents, 58% were male, 87% were Caucasian, and 67% graduated from career programs. In the next section, students' current job status and activities were explored. Responses revealed that 80% of the graduates were employed full-time; 52% were employed within Mercer County; and 22% were employed by a governmental agency. Their mean salary was $303 per week, and 48% were very satisfied with their jobs. Most (85%) rated their MCCC education as good or better; 49% were working in a field related to their MCCC major; and 34% had heard about their job through a friend or relative. The questionnaire's third section focused on educational activities. It was revealed that 63% of the respondents had continued their education since graduation. Of these, 51% had completed another degree, 58% maintained the same or a related major, and 84% transferred MCCC credit. In answer to a request for comments, most respondents focused on advisement and career placement difficulties, problems with transferring and academic standards, and inadequacy of clinical nursing experience. The questionnaire is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.