ERIC Number: ED207665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr-30
Follow-Up Study of Students Majoring in Banking, Finance and Credit, 1976-1981. Volume 11, Number 12.
Johnson, Thomas A.; Lucas, John A.
In 1980, a follow-up study was conducted of students in the Banking, Finance, and Credit curriculum (BFC) at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC). A questionnaire was mailed to all 40 students who had achieved a degree or certificate or had passed five courses in the BFC curriculum since its establishment in fall 1976. The instrument solicited information on employment, educational goals, educational activities after leaving WRHC, relatedness of present job to BFC major, salary, work location, job search method, use of HC courses to present job, and desired courses. Selected findings, based on an 80% response rate, included the following: (1) 84% of the respondents were employed full-time; (2) 58% held positions of head teller or higher and earned a mean salary of $15,000; (3) 62% had found employment entirely on their own; (4) 55% had remained in the BFC field; (5) 41% were still enrolled in college, some still at Harper; (6) the basic BFC course was taken by 93% of the students and was rated as very beneficial; (7) the courses that were not rated highly dealt with savings account administration, marketing for financial institutions, commercial lending, and accounting; and (8) the mean salary of the BFC students was $3,000 higher than the average salary for career program graduates. The study report details methodology and findings, including comparisons of BFC students and other career program graduates. The questionnaire is appended. (Author/KL)
Descriptors: Business Education, Community Colleges, Course Evaluation, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Finance Occupations, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Salaries, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL.