ERIC Number: ED212314
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Three Year Follow-Up Study, 1977-1978. Opinions from 1977-78 Graduates and Former Full-Time Students.
Walleri, R. Dan
A 1981 follow-up study of graduates and former full-time students from 1977-78 was conducted by Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) to determine the effectiveness of MHCC vocational programs in preparing students for employment and/or continuing education. Graduates were defined as associate degree or certificate recipients and non-graduates were identified as former students who completed at least 12 units during a quarter in 1977-78 and did not return in Fall, 1978. A questionnaire, mailed or administered by telephone, sought information on major program; objective in attending MHCC; continuing education at MHCC or other educational institutions; transfer credit; satisfaction with advising, training, and placement; employment status; relevance of job to MHCC program; income; and satisfaction with services offered at MHCC. Reported findings are based on responses from 431 graduates and 477 non-graduates. Vocational majors accounted for 79% of the graduate respondents and 44% of the non-graduate responses. Findings indicated that the majority of graduates and non-graduates were employed in jobs related to their MHCC programs and were satisfied with their training and employment. Continuing education was reported by 33% of the graduates and 48% of the non-graduates. Data tables and the survey instrument are included in the report and 1981 results are compared to a 1977-78 institutional study of the same subjects. (KL)
Descriptors: Academic Education, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Salaries, Self Evaluation (Groups), State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Oregon State Dept. of Education, Salem.
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.