ERIC Number: ED341422
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Rancho Santiago College Graduate Student Survey. Research, Planning, Resource Development Report.
In spring 1991, a survey was sent to all 937 1989-90 Associate in Arts/Science (AA/AS) graduate and certificate recipients of Rancho Santiago College (RSC) to identify their current activities and to obtain their opinions about the college experience at RSC. Study findings were based on 374 usable responses, 81% from AA/AS degree recipients and 19% from certificate recipients. Findings included the following: (1) 63% of the AA/AS degree recipients and 43% of the certificate recipients were enrolled at another school, and of these, 71% and 68%, respectively, stated that RSC prepared them well for upper-division work; (2) in terms of skills acquired while at RSC, "becoming acquainted with different fields of knowledge" received high ratings, while "using the library for research" received lower ratings; (3) of graduates still in school, 84% of the AA/AS recipients and 78% of the certificate recipients were working 20 or more hours per week, while among graduates who were not in school, 94% of the AA/AS recipients and 85% of the certificate holders were employed; (4) 68% of the AA/AS degree recipients and 76% of the certificate recipients reported being employed in areas related to their field of study at RSC; (5) 95% of the AA/AS degree recipients and 92% of the certificate recipients reported that instruction at RSC prepared them for work; (6) only 2% of the graduates were not pleased with their experiences at RSC; (7) highest satisfaction ratings for RSC services were for admissions and registration, while job placement received significantly lower ratings; and (8) graduates reported very low involvement in RSC extra-curricular activities; and (9) more women and younger students were among the AA/AS degree graduates, while certificate recipients were 62% male. (PAA)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Certificates, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Rancho Santiago Community Coll., Santa Ana, CA.