ERIC Number: ED274408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
What's Happened to the Class of 1980: A Follow-Up Study of Long-Term Successes of John Tyler Community College Graduates.
Hollins, Carol S.; Smith, Myra Goodman
A survey was conducted of the 1980 graduating class of John Tyler Community College (JTCC) 5 years after their graduation to gather information on graduates' characteristics; evaluation of academic services; employment experiences; and further education. Questionnaires were mailed to 223 graduates who completed all requirements in a college transfer, occupational/technical, or certificate program. Study findings, based on a 47% response rate, included the following: (1) of the 105 respondents, 36% were male, 70% were white, and 27% were black; (2) the primary reason that students attended JTCC was "courses and programs," followed by "close to home" and "inexpensive"; (3) 91% of the respondents said that JTCC was "very helpful" or "somewhat helpful" in assisting them in achieving their goals for enrolling; (4) 80% said they would recommend JTCC to a person interested in the same program; (5) 80% of the graduates were employed on a full-time basis, and an additional 8% were employed part-time; (6) only about 29% indicated that they had received additional education or training since leaving JTCC; (7) almost 75% of the graduates indicated that their present jobs were related to their fields of study at JTCC; and (8) 60% of all graduates reported earning $15,000 or more annually. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.