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ERIC Number: ED259815
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Mar
Pages: 116
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
1984 Graduate Follow-Up Study.
John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.
A follow-up study is conducted of each graduating class of John Tyler Community College (JTCC) to document student successes in the job market and in pursuit of advanced studies, provide feedback to administrators and faculty for upgrading educational offerings and services, and provide a summary of student opinions to improve services. A population of 239 graduates was surveyed regarding background information; evaluation of student and academic services; employment status; and educational status. Principal findings, based on a 71% response rate, indicated that: (1) the primary goals of graduates were (in descending order) pursuing a career by obtaining an associate degree, completing courses to transfer, pursuit of a certificate, and personal satisfaction; (2) 90% of the graduates said they were satisfied with the programs and services at JTCC and would recommend the college to others; (3) 74% of the graduates were employed on a full-time basis, and 20% were currently in school; and (4) 66% of the graduates reported working in a field related to their JTCC major, and 11% indicated they were continuing their studies in the same field. Recommendations, student comments, graduate employment and job title information, transfer data, and the survey instrument are appended. (EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.