ERIC Number: ED237143
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Sep
Reference Count: 0
One Year Later: A Follow-Up of the Harford Community College 1982 Graduates.
Quinley, John W.; And Others
In spring 1983, a follow-up study was conducted of students who received a certificate or associate degree (AA) from Harford Community College (HCC) during the 1981-82 academic year. Surveys were mailed to 491 graduates requesting information on their goals and goal achievement, transfer and employment experiences, and satisfaction with HCC. A total of 244 graduates responded to the survey, and an additional 209 graduates were surveyed by phone. In addition, 48 of 61 employers completed questionnaires concerning the training and job performance of their graduate employees. Survey responses revealed: (1) 68% of the graduates were female, 62% under 30 years of age, and 92% white; (2) 62% had enrolled in a career program and 81% had earned an associate degree; (3) 80% of the graduates reported having achieved their goal in attending HCC; (4) 86% of those who wished to transfer achieved their goal, as did 75% of those who attended HCC for career development; (5) graduates who transferred lost few credits and earned respectable grades at their transfer institutions; (6) employers of HCC graduates rated them as competent or highly competent, and 99% indicated they would hire another HCC graduate; and (7) 95% of the graduates were satisfied with HCC as a whole, the instruction they received, and their preparation for transfer and/or career development. The survey instruments are appended. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harford Community Coll., Bel Air, MD. Office of Institutional Research.