ERIC Number: ED207648
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Student Survey: Exit Spring '80.
A survey was conducted by Cerritos College (CC) to: (1) gather demographic and evaluative data about the students who left CC in spring 1980; (2) compare graduates' and non-graduates' evaluations of instructional and student services; (3) evaluate how well CC prepared its students and how highly students valued these areas of preparation; and (4) assess student goal achievement and satisfaction. During the spring semester, 1,295 students were awarded a degree or certificate, and 4,798 students withdrew from all classes. Of these students, 268 graduates and 205 non-graduates completed the survey. The study revealed that 45% of the graduates and 28.9% of the non-graduates attended CC with the intention of transferring to a four-year college. Over 70% of the respondents rated the following areas good or superior: quality of instruction, grading and testing, instructor interest in student, content of courses, and library services. Over 75% of the students felt the college had prepared them well or very well in the following areas: job knowledge and skills, getting along with people, self-understanding, knowledge about careers, and communication skills. These areas were all felt to be valuable or very valuable to over 75% of the students. The study report details methodology and findings and indicates areas where responses of graduates and non-graduates are significantly different. The questionnaire is included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cerritos Community Coll., Norwalk, CA.