ERIC Number: ED303215
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Labette Community College: Analysis of Alumni Survey Results for 1987 and 1988 Graduates.
Usera, John J.
In fall 1988, a survey was conducted of a sample of 1987 and 1988 graduates of Labette Community College (LCC) to determine their educational experiences, employment status, and satisfaction with the college's programs and services. Questionnaires were mailed to 314 of the 444 students who graduated in 1987 or 1988. Study findings, based on a 33.5% response rate included the following: (1) the majority of the respondents were female, Caucasian, and single or divorced; (2) 43.6% entered LCC several years after high school; (3) respondents attended LCC for an average of 2.28 years; (4) the three major reasons given for attending LCC were availability of a particular course or program, convenient location, and low cost; (5) respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with the faculty, quality of instruction, and the institution in general, and dissatisfied with student housing; (6) 77.4% attended LCC to acquire a job-ready professional skill; (7) though only 13.1% had enrolled at LCC to prepare for transfer, at the time of the survey 30.9% were attending a four-year institution; (8) 55.3% were employed full time; and (9) 43.6% indicated that they had been prepared "very well" for their chosen occupation. The survey instrument and open-ended comments are attached. (AAC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Labette Community Coll., Parsons, KS.