ERIC Number: ED310824
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Career Student Follow-Up: Class of 1987-88.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In January 1989, a study was conducted at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), in Kansas, of students who graduated, received certificates, or completed sufficient courses to have obtained new skills or enhanced existing skills during the 1987-88 academic year. The purpose of the study was to determine the experiences, perceptions, and opinions of both JCCC career program completers and their employers regarding educational outcomes. Telephone calls were made and questionnaires were mailed to a total of 429 former students, resulting in 312 usable responses. Questionnaires were also mailed to 212 employers of respondents who were working in fields related to their area of study, with 75.9% responding. Major findings from both surveys included the following: (1) 88.1% of the survey respondents had achieved their original educational objectives at JCCC; (2) nearly 90% rated both the content of career courses and the quality of instruction as excellent or good; (3) 65.7% earned associate degrees; (4) 24.4% were currently pursuing additional education; (5) over 80% were employed in jobs related to their JCCC course of study; (6) the average hourly wage reported by 1987-88 completers was $9.90, up from $9.39 for 1986-87 completers and $8.61 for 1985-86 completers; (7) 89.4% of the responding employers rated the former JCCC students as good or very good in terms of overall job preparation; and (8) 68.9% of the employers anticipated hiring additional workers within 3 to 5 years. Numerous tables and the survey instruments are included. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Note: For a related report, see JC 890 433-434.