ERIC Number: ED245732
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Four Years Later: Class of 1979. Technical Report 84-04.
In 1983, a follow-up study was conducted to gather information on the employment and educational status of 1979 graduates of Mercer County Community College (MCCC) The survey questionnaire, which requested background, employment, and educational information and sought the graduates' opinions of MCCC programs and services, was mailed to 580 students who graduated from MCCC in January, June, or August of 1979. Study findings, based on responses from 300 of the graduates, included the following: (1) 65% of the respondents graduated from career programs and 35% from transfer programs; (2) 82% were employed full-time and 9% part-time; (3) 69% of the graduates reported that they received their positions more than 6 months after graduation from MCCC; (4) 77% of the employed graduates were working in the same field as their major at MCCC; (5) 62% of the respondents had continued their education, and 47% had pursued a degree program; (6) 65% of the graduates rated their program at MCCC as either very good or excellent, and 83% of the transfer graduates and 85% of the career graduates said they would recommend the academic program at MCCC to friends or relatives. The study report includes respondents' comments on programs and services at MCCC and compares findings with results from a survey of 1978 graduates. Appendices contain the survey instrument, survey responses by academic program, and educational and employment data by program. (HB)
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.
Note: For related documents, see JC 840 349-351.