ERIC Number: ED300082
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Apr
Reference Count: 0
1987 Graduate Follow-Up Study: Business Division, Communications and Social Sciences Division, Engineering Technologies Division, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Allied Health Division.
John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.
A study was conducted at John Tyler Community College (JTCC) to determine the educational and employment status of the 296 students who graduated from the college in June 1987, and their evaluation of JTCC and its services. Study findings, based on a 47% response rate, included the following: (1) 64% of the graduates said that their primary goal for attending JTCC was to upgrade their job skills; (2) 95% were satisfied with the programs and services made available to assist them in achieving their goals; (3) 51% had completed one or more developmental courses; (4) 35% had been certified or licensed in their professions; (5) access to faculty was rated more highly than faculty advising; (6) 82% of the graduates were employed, with 71% working full time and 11% part time; (7) 67% said their jobs were directly or somewhat related to their field of study; (8) 18% of the graduates were currently enrolled in school, and most of these indicated that they had encountered no problems in transferring; (9) 40% of the graduates were married, 32% were between 25 and 34 years of age, 78% were white, and 56% were female; and (10) about 45% of the graduates had taken classes in which the computer was used to supplement traditional instruction. Student comments are provided as well as a breakdown of responses to the study instrument. (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; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: John Tyler Community Coll., Chester, VA. Office of Institutional Research.