ERIC Number: ED224513
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Survey of the Graduates of 1980-81.
A follow-up study of 1980-81 graduates of Minneapolis Community College (MCC) was conducted to ascertain information on students' employment and educational activities since graduation; their attitudes towards the education received at MCC; and their use of various college services and activities. In spring 1982, questionnaires were sent to the 266 students who graduated in 1980-81, and a response rate of 58.3% was obtained. Survey responses were analyzed for three graduate groups: Chemical Dependency Specialists (CDS), Associate Degree Nurses (ADN), and all other graduates. Study findings indicated: (1) the average age of the respondents was 29.3 years; (2) 60.6% of all respondents were working full-time, 22.6% part-time, and 2.6% were seeking employment; (3) median monthly salaries were $1,163 for CDS graduates, $1,308 for ADN graduates, and $951 for all others; (4) 42.6% had continued their education since graduation, with 27.3% of these graduates enrolled in social science majors and 23.5% in business; (5) respondents' attitudes toward their education at MCC were positive, especially with respect to instruction; (6) 37.4% of the respondents reported participating in or attending college activities; and (7) 92.3% indicated that they would recommend MCC to others. Comparisons with earlier studies carried out at 3-year intervals are included in the study report. The survey instrument is appended. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minneapolis Community Coll., MN.