ERIC Number: ED327251
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
JCCC Career Program Completers 1986-87: A Three-Year Follow-Up Study.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In 1990, a follow-up study was conducted of 1986-87 Johnson County Community College (JCCC) career program completers to assess their career and educational experiences over an extended period of time. Data from 128 returned mail surveys and 166 completed telephone interviews represented responses from 86.2% of the 462 students who left JCCC with a degree or marketable skills during 1986-87. Findings included the following: (1) 83.7% of the respondents had achieved their ultimate educational objective at JCCC; (2) 90.8% indicated that JCCC had improved the quality of their life, 99% would recommend JCCC to friends, 81% would encourage their children to attend JCCC, and 94.2% would attend JCCC again if starting over; (3) 83.2% were employed in jobs related to their JCCC course of study; (4) 86.1% had progressed in their career since completion of their JCCC course of study; (5) 92.2% of those employed in a job related to their JCCC course of study were working full-time; (6) of respondents working full-time, females averaged an hourly wage of $11.08, while males averaged $12.65 per hour; (7) 48.3% of the respondents had participated in educational endeavors since the completion of their JCCC career program, with 40.1% of this group returning to JCCC; (8) 23.5% were currently participating in educational endeavors, with 27.5% of this group enrolled at JCCC; and (9) 46.9% planned to enroll in college within the next year. Appendixes include the survey instrument and cover letters. (GFW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Reentry Students, Stopouts, Student Educational Objectives, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.