ERIC Number: ED280512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Graduate Follow-Up Survey Report, October 1985. Research Report 4.
Montemayor, J. Joaquin; And Others
A survey was conducted of students who graduated from Glendale (Arizona) Community College (GCC) during the 1984-85 school year to determine graduates' transfer and employment experiences and perceptions of the college. Study findings, based on responses from 444 graduates, included the following: (1) overall, graduates gave the highest ratings to library services, veterans' services, instructor interest, and quality of instruction; (2) graduates gave GCC lowest ratings in terms of placement services, counseling, and instructors' use of instructional media; (3) 56% of the academic students and 43% of the occupational students were attending another school at the time of the survey; (4) 32% of the occupational transfer students and 20% of the academic transfer students reported difficulty in transfer; (5) for the 117 employed graduates, the average monthly salary was $1,617; (6) 58% of the graduates reported interest in taking additional courses at GCC; (7) the placement rate for occupational students was 73%; (8) 12% reported that they could not find a job in the field for which they had been trained and 18% did not feel qualified for a job in their field; and (9) occupational graduates rated the availability of jobs in their field as good or average. (LAL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Glendale Community Coll., AZ. Office of Research and Development.