ERIC Number: ED254281
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Placement and Follow-Up Report: Graduate Survey Responses and State Defined Placement Status of Occupational Programs for the Academic Year 1982-83. Research Report No. 84-31.
Annually, a study is conducted by Miami-Dade Community College to determine the education and employment status of vocational program graduates and their reactions to various aspects of college services and courses. Study findings are based on a survey for former students, Department of Labor and Employment Security Files, State University System files, and employer follow-up survey, job placement logs completed by students, and various other sources. Findings for 1982-83 included the following: (1) 1,492 occupational degrees were awarded and, of these, 79.4% were associate in science degrees and 20.6% were planned certificate awards; (2) for the most part, programs with the highest number of graduates in 1982-83 (e.g., nursing, early childhood education, business data processing, electronics, and travel and tourism) were the same programs in this category the previous year; (3) medical programs had the most graduates and the highest mean entry salaries; (4) while the self-reported collegewide modal salary category for graduates was $4.01-$6.01 per hour (25%), the secondary mode covered three salary categories ($6.01-$12.00) totaling 51% of respondents; (5) 68% of the occupational graduates were female, with 8 of the 11 programs graduating the most students having predominantly female enrollments; and (6) in collegewide ratings of major courses and services, the modal category was "good." Questionnaires and individual campus data summaries are included. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.