ERIC Number: ED266839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Results of the Survey of the PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1985. Research Report Number 4-85.
Head, Ronald B.
A survey of 1985 Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) graduates was conducted in June, 1985, to determine the effects of a PVCC education on the work lives and future educational prospects of these graduates. Surveys were distributed to students who attended graduation rehearsal and by mail. Study findings, based on responses from 67.3% of the 248 graduates of 1985, included the following: (1) the typical degree graduate was a female, full-time, day student, while the typical diploma or certificate graduate was a male, part-time, evening student; (2) 45.5% of the respondents were part-time students, compared to 24% in 1983; (3) the percentage of part-time associate in applied science graduates rose from 18% in 1983 to 46.2% in 1985; (4) over half of the 1985 graduates were working full-time in career fields related to their studies at PVCC; (5) only 21% of the associate in arts/associate in sciences graduates were employed full-time in career-related fields; (6) 13.2% were unemployed; (7) 30.5% indicated they would continue their college education; and (8) 48.3% of those planning to continue their education had already been accepted by institutions of higher education. The questionnaire and extensive data tables are appended. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.