ERIC Number: ED300079
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Feb
Five-Year Graduate Follow-Up Study: A Survey of the Long-Term Successes of 1981 Graduates.
John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.
In fall 1986, a survey was conducted of the 211 students who graduated from John Tyler Community College (JTCC) in 1981 to determine their perceptions of the college as well as their employment and educational experiences since graduation. Study findings, based on a 37% response rate, included the following: (1) the graduates' two primary reasons for attending JTCC were the courses and programs offered and the closeness of the college to their homes; (2) graduates of the math and natural sciences division were most inclined to rate JTCC as "very helpful" in assisting them to achieve their educational goals; (3) 91% of the graduates said they would recommend JTCC to someone interested in completing the same program; (4) 24% of the graduates held other degrees in addition to their award from JTCC, including 15 graduates who had earned bachelor's degrees and 4 graduates who had earned another associate degree; (5) 79% were not enrolled in college at the time of the survey, and 37% had no future plans for additional degrees; (6) 76% were employed full-time, and 11% were working part-time, and almost half indicated that they had been at their current job for one to five years; and (7) 76% reported that their job was directly or somewhat related to their fields of training. The survey instrument is appended. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, 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.