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ERIC Number: ED313074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
Pages: 65
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Measures of Progress: Spring 1989 Student Follow-Up. Los Rios Community College District.
Lee, Beth S.
In 1989, the sixth in a series of student follow-up surveys was conducted by the Los Rios Community College District (LRCCD) and its three colleges. Questionnaires were sent to 5,767 former students who had attended a LRCCD college in 1986-87 or 1987-88, requesting information on the attainment of their objectives, primary reasons for not re-enrolling, current educational and employment status, and ratings of LRCCD courses and services. Study findings, based on a 46.4% adjusted response rate, included the following: (1) 77% of the survey respondents had completed an associate degree; (2) 77% of those who had enrolled to earn transfer credit completed general education or interdisciplinary programs, while 63% of those who enrolled to prepare for a new job completed occupational programs; (3) 63% of all respondents indicated that their educational objective had been fully completed, and almost 77% expressed their intention to pursue their objective further; (4) all course characteristics were rated well above average by the respondents, with quality of instruction and instructor interest receiving the highest ratings; and (5) more than 80% of those who enrolled to prepare for a new job, as well as 87% of those who attended to upgrade their job skills, were employed in a field related to their studies at the time of the survey. The survey instrument is appended. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.