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ERIC Number: ED213440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
Follow-Up Study: Opinions from 1977-78 Graduates and Former Full-Time Students.
Walleri, R. Dan
A follow-up study of 1977-78 graduates and former full-time students at Mt. Hood Community College (MHCC) was conducted to gather comparative data on programs and services and to meet requirements of external agencies. A questionnaire, requesting information on educational and employment activities after completing work at MHCC, was mailed to 711 associate degree and certificate recipients and 1,224 non-graduates who had completed at least 12 units at MHCC in a 1977-78 quarter and had not returned in fall 1978. Major findings, based on responses from 50% of the graduates and 14% of the non-graduates, included the following: (1) 64% of the graduates were employed full-time, while 48% of the non-graduates were attending college full-time; (2) 70% of the vocational majors and 36% of the lower division transfer (LDC) majors were employed full-time; (3) 73% of the employed graduates reported employment related to their MHCC major; (4) 61% of the employed non-graduates reported their jobs as unrelated to their MHCC major; however, the most frequently cited reason for this was taking an available job to finance continuing education; (5) of the graduates and non-graduates continuing their education, more than 77% were pursuing studies related to their MHCC major; (6) differences in reported salaries of male and female respondents appeared to be related to students' major. The study report includes comparisons with previous follow-up studies and the questionnaire. (Author/KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.