ERIC Number: ED291456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Feb-29
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1986 Harper Career Alumni. Volume XVI, No. 9.
Lucas, John A.
As part of an ongoing evaluation of the career programs at Illinois' William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), a follow-up study of 1986 program graduates was conducted and results were compared with previous years. Questionnaires were sent to 491 students who earned 48 or more hours during the 1985-86 academic year at WRHC. Study findings, based on a 75.6% response rate, included the following: (1) nursing and data processing were the two largest majors, representing 35% of the respondents; (2) about 62% of the career alumni were employed full time; (3) 25% were employed part time, the highest percentage in the history of WRHC; (4) 73% had obtained a degree or certificate from WRHC; (5) about 36% were continuing their education 1 year after leaving WRHC; (6) 2.5% were unemployed and seeking employment; (7) 69.5% were employed in a field that was either closely related or identical to their major at WRHC; (8) 35% were working in health-related fields, while 10% were in clerical or office-related jobs; and (9) of those not employed in their field of study, 22% said they could not find a job in their field, 35.5% preferred another field or could make more money elsewhere, and 26% were in transition on a temporary job. Detailed findings and the survey instrument are included. (EJV) (Author/EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.