ERIC Number: ED230252
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Recent Graduates: A Study of Graduation Rates and Distinguishing Characteristics of CUNY Community College Career Program Completers.
Heller, Barbara R.
A study of City University of New York (CUNY) career graduates was conducted in 1981-82 to identify variables relating to the length of time taken by students to complete 2-year career programs and attain associate degrees. The study, which focused on business, health technology, and engineering technology graduates, utilized survey and transcript data from 1,370 of the 9,000 June 1981 graduates who were sampled; transcripts from a random sample of 10% of the 1980-81 graduates at five CUNY colleges; and 25 randomly selected transcripts from cohorts who were first-time enrollees at four CUNY colleges in fall 1976, 1977, and 1978. Transcripts and surveys were used to identify personal and demographic characteristics, academic variables, sources of financial support, and college-life satisfaction. Study findings included the following: (1) 33.1% of the 308 responding business graduates completed their degrees within 2 years, 33.4% took an additional year, and 13.6% 2 extra years; (2) 23.8% of the 252 responding graduates of health-related programs graduated on time, 39.3% took 1 extra year, and 17.9% took 2 additional years; and (3) 20.0% of the 101 responding engineering graduates completed on time and 25.7% took an additional year. The study report includes tables showing length of enrollment for each subject area by personal, academic, financial, and satisfaction variables. The questionnaire and supplementary data tables are appended. (HB)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Attendance Patterns, Business Education, Cohort Analysis, College Attendance, College Graduates, Engineering Education, Graduate Surveys, Graduation Rate, Participant Satisfaction, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Inst. for Research and Development in Occupational Education.