ERIC Number: ED336165
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Career Student Follow-Up: Class of 1989-90.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Each year, the Office of Institutional Research at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) conducts follow-up studies of: (1) students who completed a JCCC career program during the previous academic year; and (2) employers of completers who are working in jobs related to their JCCC course of study. In fall 1990, surveys were sent to 501 former students who had earned degrees and certificates, or who had left the program with marketable skills. Of these, 411 returned usable surveys for an 82% response rate. Respondents working in jobs related to their JCCC course of study were identified and a total of 231 employers were surveyed. A total of 179 completed employer surveys were returned for a 77.5% response rate. Study results included the following: (1) 82% of the program completers were employed in careers related to their course of study, earning an average of $10.67 per hour; (2) 8 out of 10 program completers employed in jobs related to their course of study expressed satisfaction with their jobs; (3) 98% reported that they had achieved their JCCC educational objectives, and 96% would recommend the college to their friends; (4) when asked to rate aspects of the college, a greater percent expressed satisfaction with JCCC than with a four-year college they had attended, particularly in the areas of quality of instruction, and helpfulness and individual attention of faculty; (5) 27% were continuing their education; and (6) over 90% of the employers rated completers' overall job preparation as "very good" or "good." Data tables and the survey instruments and cover letters are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Participant Satisfaction, Personnel Evaluation, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.