ERIC Number: ED328335
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Program Review: A Five Year Summary of Placement and Follow-Up Information of Students in Associate in Science Degree Programs, 1984-85 through 1988-89. Research Report No. 90-23R.
In October 1990, a study was conducted of Miami-Dade Community College (M-DCC) occupational programs over the 5-year period from 1984-85 through 1988-89. The study examined trends in enrollment, graduation, attainment of state-mandated job placement standards, and pre-program interest among students for both Associate of Arts (A.A.) and Associate of Science (A.S.) degrees. The opening three sections of this report provide summary information on the placement status of 1988-89 graduates; the distribution of A.S. programs on M-DCC campuses; and the graduation and enrollment trends in each of the different occupational programs. The final section consists of extensive data tables for each of the A.S. programs, providing information on total program enrollees, numbers of graduates, number of graduates employed in a related field, number continuing their education, number employed in an unrelated field, number in the job placement pool, number placed, and the number originally declaring enrollment in an A.A. or an A.S. program. Data are provided for each of the 5 academic years from 1984-85 through 1988-89. Highlighted findings for 1988-89 include the following: (1) the overall job placement rate for graduates of A.S. programs was 96.8%; (2) 85% of the A.S. programs had graduates who were continuing their education; (3) only 3% of the graduates were employed in fields unrelated to their training; and (4) the programs with the largest numbers of graduates were Nursing, Office Systems Technology, and Electronics Technology. (GFW)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Enrollment Trends, Job Placement, Longitudinal Studies, Majors (Students), Multicampus Districts, Outcomes of Education, State Standards, Student Educational Objectives, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Miami-Dade Community Coll., FL. Office of Institutional Research.
Identifiers - Location: Florida