ERIC Number: ED318512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Labette Community College Analysis of Alumni Survey Results for 1989 Graduates.
Usera, John J.
In 1989, a survey was mailed to graduates of Labette Community College (LCC), in Kansas, to gather information on their educational experiences, employment status, and satisfaction with the college's programs and services. Questionnaires were sent to 150 of the 216 1989 graduates. Study findings, based on a 67.6% response rate, included the following: (1) the majority of the respondents were female (71.6%), Caucasian (94.7%), and married (55.2%), with a median age of 35 years; (2) 64.9% entered LCC several years after high school; (3) respondents attended LCC for an average of 2.73 years; (4) 93.8% of the graduates attended LCC to pursue an associate degree, either as a full-time student (62.5%) or a part-time student (31.3%); (5) the three major reasons given for choosing LCC were availability of a particular program or course, convenient location, and low cost; (6) 18.8% of the respondents transferred to another college after completing their degree; (7) 81.3% attended LCC to acquire job-readiness skills; (8) respondents were "satisfied" to "very satisfied" with the faculty, the quality of instruction, and the college in general; and (9) 67% of the respondents were employed full time, and 28% reported that they had been prepared "very well" for their occupation. The survey instrument and respondent comments are attached. (JMC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Educational Assessment, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Demography, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Labette Community Coll., Parsons, KS.
Note: For earlier analysis, see ED 303 215.