ERIC Number: ED231407
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Dec
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of Former Students of the Ohio State University at Lima. Institutional Research Series 1981: Self-Study Report No. 7.
Zimmerman, Woodford W.
In fall 1981, a follow-up study was conducted at the Ohio State University (OSU) at Lima to obtain information from former students regarding their personal characteristics, formal education activities since leaving OSU, and their evaluations of OSU. Survey instruments were sent to a random sample of 4,000 of the 16,000 students who had attended OSU Lima, including students who did not continue their studies at OSU after leaving OSU Lima, OSU baccalaureate degree recipients, persons who received degrees from other institutions, students who enrolled in a small number of courses after leaving OSU Lima, and persons who did not pursue further higher education. Study findings, based on a 9% response rate, revealed that: (1) 89% of the respondents indicated that they would enroll again at OSU Lima; (2) 86% rated the campus as excellent or good academically; (3) rating aspects of OSU such as quality of education, cost, size, location, and student activities, 31% of the students who achieved a baccalaureate degree felt cost and location were the most positive, while 35% of the students who did not receive a bachelor's degree rated location alone as the most positive aspect; (4) 66% of the respondents identified student activities as the least positive aspect of the campus; and (5) respondents tended to feel the aspects they rated positively were more important than those they rated negatively. The survey instruments are appended. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ohio State Univ. Lima Campus. Office of Institutional Research.