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ERIC Number: ED257538
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 62
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Alumni Survey, 1973-1983.
Weeks, Ann A.; Sillin, Andrew
A study was conducted at Dutchess Community College (DCC) to provide a broad picture of the further education and employment status of DCC alumni several years after graduation and to determine how satisfied alumni were with the education and services provided by the college. Survey questionnaires were mailed to a random sample of 20% of DCC alumni who had graduated between 1973 and 1983 (N=1414). Study findings, based on a 35% response rate, included the following: (1) over 90% of the DCC alumni surveyed remained in New York State, and more than 80% resided in Dutchess County; (2) 99% of the respondents reported high or moderate satisfaction with the college as a whole; (3) alumni who had been part-time students were significantly more satisfied with their DCC experience than former full-time students; (4) alumni indicated their greatest dissatisfaction with the following services: academic advisement, counseling services, clinical/fieldwork experiences, career development/transfer services, financial aid, and student activities; (5) 82% of the alumni with associate in arts degrees, 79% of the alumni with associate in science degrees, and 42% of the associate in applied science graduates reported having transferred to senior institutions; and (6) 87% of the respondents were currently employed, with almost 75% being employed in health care, business, engineering, or computer-related fields. The questionnaire is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Dutchess Community Coll., Poughkeepsie, NY.