ERIC Number: ED213440
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Sep
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)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Majors (Students), Males, Salaries, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.