ERIC Number: ED261751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Sep
Four Years Later: Class of 1980. Technical Report, 86-02.
A follow-up study of 1980 Mercer County Community College (MCCC) graduates was conducted during the summer and fall of 1984 to gather data on employment status, educational activities, and opinions concerning educational experiences while at MCCC. Questionnaires were mailed to a survey population of 686 graduates, yielding a 45% response rate. Study findings included the following: (1) 88% of the respondents were employed either full- or part-time; (2) 80% of the employed graduates were working in jobs related to their academic program at MCCC; (3) 64% of the career program respondents and 73% of the transfer respondents were working in Mercer County; (4) 34% of the career program respondents and 20% of the transfer respondents obtained their job while in school or within 6 months of graduation; (5) 64% continued their education and 34% had obtained their bachelor's degree; (6) 80% of the transfer respondents and 56% of the career program respondents continued their education; (7) 96% rated the quality of education at MCCC as "good", "very good", or "excellent"; and (8) 86% said they would recommend their academic program to a friend, relative, or acquaintance. (LAL)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mercer County Community Coll., Trenton, NJ. Office of Institutional Research.