ERIC Number: ED314126
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Goal Attainment: A Three-Year Follow-Up Study of Nonreturning 1985-86 JCCC Students.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In 1989, a follow-up study of non-returning students who had attended Johnson County Community College (JCCC) during fall 1985, spring 1986, or summer 1986 was conducted to assess the former students' achievement of their educational goals. A target population of 7,910 long-term leavers was surveyed regarding their opinions and perceptions of their educational experiences, level of satisfaction with JCCC, and future educational plans. Of the 970 survey respondents, 524 had not re-enrolled at JCCC since they attended in 1985-86. Study findings concerning these non-returning students included the following: (1) 63.9% were female, 35.7% were between the ages of 19 and 25, and 95.2% were white; (2) 35.1% were earning between $20,000 and $40,000, 62% were employed full-time, and 36% were very satisfied with their present job; (3) 78.6% had achieved their ultimate educational objective at JCCC, 70% indicated that JCCC had improved the quality of their life, and over 90% said they would recommend JCCC to their friends; (4) 47.7% had attended JCCC one or two semesters only, 50.2% had completed 15 credit hours or less, and 26.1% percent had completed less than six credit hours; (5) 57% indicated that they left JCCC because they had completed all desired course work; (6) 82.9% were satisfied with the quality of instruction, 82.3% were satisfied with facilities and equipment, and 81.1% were satisfied with the scheduling process; and (7) 72.9% were still not enrolled, but 42.6% had plans to enroll again. Data tables and an appendix comprised of the survey instrument, cover letters, an analysis of the representativeness of the survey respondents, and responses to open-ended questions are included. (WJT)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Dropouts, Educational Attainment, Followup Studies, Mail Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Withdrawal (Education)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.