ERIC Number: ED269079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up of 1984 Graduates. Research Report Number 44.
Reed, Cheryl B.
A study was conducted at Howard Community College (HCC) to provide a comprehensive profile of all students who graduated with a degree or certificate from HCC in 1984. Survey questionnaires were sent to all 267 graduates, requesting information on current employment/educational status, primary reason for attending HCC, achievement of goals, satisfaction with instructional quality and overall institutional quality, reason for enrolling at HCC, year of first attendance, full-/part-time enrollment status, transfer experiences, and employment. Study findings, based on a 56% response rate, included the following: (1) 93% of the responding graduates indicated that they had achieved their goals at HCC; (2) over 90% were extremely satisfied or satisfied with the quality of classroom instruction and the overall quality of the college; (3) the most popular programs were nursing, business management, secretarial science, data processing, biomedical engineering technology, business administration, and general studies; (4) 45% had entered HCC with the intention of taking courses without working towards a degree or certificate; (5) 37% transferred to another institution, representing 80% of the students who entered HCC with transfer as their major goal. The bulk of the study report consists of graphs showing HCC findings, often in contrast with statewide results. The survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD. Office on Institutional Research.