ERIC Number: ED257536
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-May
Reference Count: 0
Measures of Progress: Spring 1984 Student Follow-Up.
Lee, Beth S.
In spring 1984, the Los Rios Community College District conducted a survey of 4,280 former students who had attended one of the district's three colleges in fall 1982 or spring 1983. The study sought information on the former students' characteristics, primary educational goals, major programs of study, employment/educational status, and reasons for not re-enrolling at a district college. The survey population included all students who received an associate degree or certificate of achievement, as well as nongraduate/nonreturning students. Study findings, based on an adjusted response rate of 51.6%, included the following: (1) 63% of the general education graduates (GE Grads), 54% of the nonreturning students (NRSs), and 50% of the occupational education graduates (OE Grads) were female; (2) GE Grads were the youngest group; (3) almost 69% of the GE Grads had attended the community college primarily to earn university transfer credit, while 85% of the OE Grads attended to prepare for a new job or upgrade job skills, and 75% of the NRSs attended for job-related reasons; (4) 69% of the GE Grads were enrolled at a college or university and 61% were employed at the time of the survey; and (5) the respondents' primary reason for not re-enrolling at a district college was that they had completed the program or courses they desired. The survey instrument and cover letter is included. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Dropout Characteristics, Dropouts, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA.
Note: Survey instrument contains small print.