ERIC Number: ED300080
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987-Apr
Reference Count: 0
1986 Graduate Follow-Up Survey.
John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.
In November and December of 1986, a survey was conducted to determine the educational and employment status of the 1986 graduating class of John Tyler Community College (JTCC) and their opinions of the college and its services. Questionnaires were mailed to the 250 graduates of one of JTCC's transfer, occupational/technical, certificate, or career studies programs. Study findings, based on a 53% response rate, included the following: (1) 53% of the respondents were female, 81% were white, 59% were married, and 40% were between 25 and 34 years of age; (2) admissions and records, the bookstore, parking, the library, and the business office received the highest ratings of any student services, while the student lounge/food service and counseling services received the most negative ratings; (3) 89% of the graduates were satisfied with the academic program and services of the college; (4) 88% rated the quality of instruction in their major as "superior" or "good"; (5) 77% of the graduates were employed on a full-time basis, and an additional 10% were working part time; (6) 25% were currently enrolled in school, with half pursuing a different field of study; and (6) the majority indicated that they had had problems in transferring. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.