ERIC Number: ED275356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Apr
Reference Count: 0
1985 Graduate Follow-Up Study.
Hollins, Carol S.; Smith, Myra Goodman
In fall 1985, a follow-up survey was administered to the 1985 graduating class of John Tyler Community College (JTCC) in order to document graduate successes in the job market and in the pursuit of advanced study; to provide feedback to the administration and faculty as a basis for upgrading educational offerings and services; and to provide a summary of student opinions about their experiences at JTCC. Questionnaires were mailed to 207 graduates, requesting information on student characteristics, evaluation of student and academic services, employment experiences, and educational status. Study findings, based on a 63% response rate, included the following: (1) 52% of the respondents were female, 55% were married, 42% were between 25 and 34 years of age, 79% were white, and 61% had attended on a full-time basis; (2) job placement and counseling services received the largest number of negative ratings of all services and programs at the college; (3) 61% attended JTCC to pursue a career; (4) 91% rated instructional quality as "superior" or "good"; (5) 69% said faculty advising was "superior" or "good"; (6) 75% were employed full-time and an additional 13% were employed part-time; (7) two-thirds held jobs related to their fields of training; (8) only 18% were currently attending school; and (9) of those in school, only 3 students cited transfer problems. (Author/LAL)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.