ERIC Number: ED313074
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Oct
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)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Job Satisfaction, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Stopouts, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.