ERIC Number: ED217924
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1979-80 Students: North Carolina Community College System.
Allred, Marcus D.; Wingfield, Julian C., Jr.
A follow-up study of 53,045 occupational curriculum students who left North Carolina community colleges in 1979-80 was conducted to obtain information on students' current employment or educational status, reasons for attending and leaving the colleges, and students' evaluations of the education and services provided. Responses to the 22-item questionnaire were received from 46.1% of the students surveyed, with higher rates of response obtained from females, whites, older students, graduates, and two-year technical students. In addition to revealing a very high rate of satisfaction with the training received, the study indicated that: (1) 56.5% of the respondents and 70.6% of the graduate respondents were in jobs related to their field of training; (2) 80% of the respondents felt they were meeting their objectives; (3) 15.5% were currently enrolled in an educational program; (4) 80% of the respondents had attended college to train for an occupation or to improve job skills; (5) 77.2% of the respondents were employed; (6) salaries for full-time employees averaged $6.18 per hour; (7) only 7.5% of the respondents were dissatisfied with their educational experience; and (8) the most common areas of employment were business administration, secretarial work, nursing, accounting, and welding. The bulk of the report is made up of data tables presenting survey findings about graduates, early leavers, and dropouts. The questionnaire is also included. (HB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Institutional Evaluation, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Salaries, State Surveys, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Dept. of Community Colleges, Raleigh. Div. of Planning and Research Services.
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina