ERIC Number: ED231439
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
USC-Lancaster: A Follow-Up Survey of Students at a Two-Year Commuter Campus.
Rice, Robert L.
A follow-up survey was conducted at the University of South Carolina at Lancaster (USCL) of students enrolled during fall semesters from 1971 through 1977. A 25-item questionnaire was mailed to a random sample of 400 of the 1,439 students enrolled during the period, requesting information on major, reason for enrolling, semester hours completed, degree earned, alternatives to USCL considered, skills enhanced due to USCL, satisfaction level, college or university enrollment following USCL attendance, assessment of career and life preparation received at the college, transfer major, associate degree completion, current employment status and location, reasons for taking jobs unrelated to major, job satisfaction, present salary, and future educational plans. Selected findings, based on a 51% response rate, included the following: (1) 52.5% of the respondents enrolled at USCL to prepare for employment; (2) 24.3% indicated if it had not been for USCL they would have been unlikely to attend college; (3) over 80% rated USCL as good or excellent in terms of teaching effectiveness, grading and testing, instructor interest in students, course content, and instructional materials; (4) 41.1% left USCL before obtaining an associate degree; and (5) 41% indicated that the college had not been too helpful or helpful at all in providing practical training for work. The bulk of the report presents study questions and raw and percentage responses. (LL)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Education Work Relationship, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Evaluation, Job Satisfaction, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: South Carolina Univ., Lancaster.