ERIC Number: ED213474
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Four Years Later, 1981: A Survey of Mercer Graduates of June and August, 1977.
A follow-up study of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) graduates was conducted in 1981 to ascertain their current employment status, educational activities, and opinions of their study program at MCCC and how it related to their educational and/or occupational experiences. Surveys were mailed to 519 graduates and a response rate of 45% was attained. The study revealed that 90% of the responding graduates were employed and earning an average salary of $315 per week. Of the employed respondents, 81% were working full-time, 59% were employed in Mercer County, 77% were employed in fields related to their area of study, and over 50% were satisfied with their work and with the opportunity to use their training and education. Of the respondents, 68% had continued their education, with 55% taking courses leading to a degree and with 84% in a course of study related to their MCCC major. When asked their views on their education at MCCC, 98% rated it as "good" or "excellent." In response to a question about ways that MCCC's programs and services could be improved, respondents suggested tougher academic standards, better information about the transferability of credits, better career-oriented counseling, and better academic advisement and counseling. The survey instrument and relevant additional material are appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ.
Note: Survey conducted by Office of Institutional Research.