ERIC Number: ED241101
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
One Year Later, 1982: A Survey of Mercer Graduates of FY 1981. Technical Report 83-05.
In spring 1982, a study was conducted to gather information concerning the 701 students who graduated from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) during the 1981 academic year. Questionnaires soliciting information on employment, education, reasons for attending MCCC, and opinions of the college were returned by 56% of those surveyed. Study findings included the following: (1) 67% of the respondents graduated from career programs and 33% from transfer programs; (2) 55% attended MCCC to prepare for a new or first career, 28% to complete courses for transfer credit, and 13% to improve job skills; (3) at the time of the survey, 80% of the respondents were employed, with 74% working in positions directly or somewhat related to their program of study; (4) 67% of the working graduates were employed in Mercer County; (5) 49% of the respondents had continued their education in another degree-granting program; (6) 28% were both employed and continuing their education; (7) 70% of those working in a field directly related to their program of study indicated that their MCCC training was very or extremely useful to them in their job; (8) 96% of the respondents indicated they would recommend MCCC to others; and (9) 49% offered suggestions for improving MCCC, primarily in the areas of registration, course offerings, advisement, job placement, and student activities. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/LAL)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. Office of Institutional Research.