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ERIC Number: ED337233
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
Pages: 92
Abstractor: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1989-90. Research Report Number 6-91.
Head, Ronald B.
Since 1974, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has conducted annual surveys of its graduates to obtain information on jobs, career satisfaction, salaries, transfer to other institutions, and the impact of PVCC on careers and further education. Findings from the survey of 1989-90 PVCC graduates, based on responses from 48.2% of the 224 students who graduated that year, included the following: (1) over 40% of the respondents were employed in full-time jobs related to their fields of study at PVCC, and most were either very satisfied (29.6%) or satisfied (63%) with their current jobs; (2) the mean annual salary earned by respondents was $19,652; (3) most of the respondents believed that PVCC provided excellent (40.3%) or good (51.9%) academic preparation for jobs; (4) almost all respondents believed they were academically better (37.7%) or equally (54.5%) prepared in comparison with other new employees in the same career fields; (5) the average grade point average of respondents who were attending four-year colleges or universities was 2.883; (6) the majority of respondents who transferred to four-year institutions believed that PVCC provided excellent (33.3%) or good (61.9%) academic preparation for transfer; and (7) most PVCC graduates attending four-year institutions believed that the quality of instruction was equal to that received at PVCC. Extensive data tables, the questionnaire, cover letters, and selected respondent comments are provided. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A