ERIC Number: ED227896
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Aug-9
Reference Count: 0
TEX-SIS First-Year Graduate Follow-Up, Vol. 2, #1.
Gose, Frank J.
A follow-up study was conducted of Yavapai College students who completed a certificate or graduated with a degree in spring 1980 to obtain demographic data and information on the graduates' current status, purpose for enrolling at Yavapai, and views of the college, and on the relationship between their current activities and their coursework at the college. Questionnaires were mailed to 155 program completers and graduates, and 79 responses were received. Study findings indicated: (1) 33.3% of the respondents attended Yavapai to prepare for a job, 35.7% to obtain university transfer credit, 11.9% for personal interest, and 9.5% to improve existing job skills; (2) 46.4% were employed full-time when surveyed, 35.7% were continuing their education, and 9.5% were employed part-time; (3) of the respondents who transferred to another college, 9.5% had difficulties in transferring credit, problems with transcripts, or other problems; (4) 78.8% of the transfer students were studying full-time and 77.7% felt that their community college program had prepared them satisfactorily or excellently for their current program; (5) the average monthly salary of respondents employed full-time was $1,025; and (6) 90.5% of the full-time employees considered their Yavapai training as useful or very useful in performing their current jobs. The study report includes respondent profiles for general education, nursing, occupational/technical, and transfer students; all combined majors; associate in arts students; males; females; and full-time employees. (HB)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Evaluation, Majors (Students), Males, Participant Satisfaction, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yavapai County Community Coll. District, Prescott, AZ.