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ERIC Number: ED328304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun-15
Pages: 49
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1988 Harper Career Alumni. Volume XVIII, No. 11.
Lucas, John A.; Meltesen, Cal
As part of an ongoing evaluation of the career programs at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), a follow-up study of 1988 career alumni was conducted and results were compared with previous years. Questionnaires were sent to 517 students who earned 48 or more hours during the 1987-88 academic year at WRHC. Study findings, based on a 75% response rate, included the following: (1) as in the 1986 study, nursing and data processing were the two largest majors, involving 27% of the respondents; (2) 62.8% of the career alumni were employed full time; (3) 27% of the respondents were employed part time, the highest percentage in any of the WRHC studies; (4) 69% of the respondents had obtained a degree or certificate from WRHC; (5) 51% of those not obtaining a degree were still at Harper College, the highest percentage since the 1980 class; (6) 2% were unemployed and seeking employment, while 64% were employed in a field that was either closely related or identical to their major at WRHC; (7) 30% were working in health-related fields, while 10% were in clerical or office-related jobs; (8) of those not employed in their field of study, 15% said they could not find a job in their field and 38% were in transition at a temporary job; (9) over 80% of the services and programs offered by WRHC received an improved alumni rating over previous years; and (10) the mean salary of those career alumni working full-time was $24,034, an increase of 21% over the prior study. Detailed findings and the survey instrument are included. (GFW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.