ERIC Number: ED310837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1987-1988.
Head, Ronald B.
In 1988, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) conducted a follow-up survey of graduates of the class of 1987-88 regarding their jobs, career satisfaction, salaries, study at other institutions of higher education, and the impact PVCC had upon their career or educational progress. Of the 226 graduates, 129 returned completed surveys for a response rate of 57.1%. Major findings included the following: (1) 51.94% of the graduates were employed full time in jobs related to their field of study at PVCC, 87.4% were satisfied or very satisfied with their current jobs, and 60% planned to pursue these jobs as long-range careers; (2) the percentage of graduates employed full time in a job related to their major was lower than in previous years, while the percentage of graduates with jobs unrelated to their field of study was higher; (3) 89.2% of the respondents felt that their PVCC programs provided excellent or good preparation for their current jobs; (4) 91.8% felt that they were better or as well prepared as other employees with the same jobs; (5) the average salary of the survey respondents was $19,595 per year; and (6) most respondents who had transferred to a four-year institution were in good academic standing, earning an average grade point average of 3.190 at the senior institution. The survey instrument is included. (Author/JMC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Satisfaction, Mail Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Salaries, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.