ERIC Number: ED245733
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
One Year Later, 1983: A Survey of Mercer Graduates of FY 1982. Technical Report 84-05.
In spring 1983, a follow-up study was conducted of students who graduated from Mercer County Community College (MCCC) during the 1981-82 academic year. The survey instrument, which was developed by the County College Association for Institutional Research (CCAIR) to facilitate the collection of comparative data from the county colleges of new Jersey, was mailed to 759 MCCC graduates, requesting information on their reasons for attending MCCC, educational and employment outcomes, and views on MCCC programs and services. Study findings, based on responses from 406 MCCC graduates and comparisons with data collected by 11 other county/community colleges in New Jersey using the CCAIR instrument, included the following: (1) 41% of the MCCC graduates had continued their education in another degree-granting program, with 26% attending full-time and 13% attending part-time; (2) the primary objectives for attending MCCC were to prepare for a first career, prepare for a career change, complete courses for transfer credit, and improve job skills; (3) 60% of the MCCC respondents were employed full-time and 18% part-time; (4) 59% of the employed graduates were working in a field related to their program at MCCC, and 19% were in jobs somewhat related to their studies at MCCC; and (5) compared to other county/community college 1982 graduates, more MCCC graduates had been preparing to transfer than actually transferred into a degree-granting program. Appendices provide the questionnaire, graduates' comments, and detailed results. (HB)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, State Surveys, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, 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.
Note: Appendix A may be marginally legible due to small print. For related documents, see JC 840 348-351.