ERIC Number: ED310834
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Howard Community College Follow-Up of 1987 Graduates. Research Report Number 61.
Seboda, Barbara L.
In 1988, a follow-up survey was conducted of 1987 Howard Community College (HCC) graduates to determine their employment and educational status, reasons for attending HCC, goal attainment, reasons for selecting HCC, ratings of the college, attendance pattern, transfer experiences, employment patterns, and satisfaction with the college and their major. Study findings, based on responses from 53% of the 253 students who graduated from HCC in 1987 and from 18 employers of a subsample of these students, included the following: (1) 83% of the graduates received associate degrees, and 17% received certificates; (2) 63% had completed career preparation programs, and 37% finished transfer programs, even though, upon entrance, 63% of the students had planned to enroll in transfer programs and 19% in career preparation programs; (3) the most popular career program was Nursing, and the most popular transfer program was Business Administration; (4) 90% of the graduates indicated that they would attend HCC again, and 84% said they would enroll in the same program; (5) reasons for selecting HCC included its convenient location, the availability of desired academic programs, and low cost; (6) 97% of the respondents indicated that they had achieved their goals either completely or partially; (7) 45% had taken courses at another institution after graduating from HCC, and of these, 66% had successfully transferred all of their credits; and (8) 86% were employed either full or part time, and, of these, 58% were working in jobs related to their fields of study. The survey instrument is appended. (VVC)
Descriptors: College Choice, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Mail Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Howard Community Coll., Columbia, MD.