ERIC Number: ED344648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Measures of Progress: Student Follow-Up, Spring 1991 (with Selected Trends, 1984-1991).
Lee, Beth S.
The Los Rios Community College (LRCC) District conducted student follow-up surveys annually from 1984 through 1987 and biennially since then. These surveys are designed to determine the educational goals of the students, current employment and/or educational status, and whether LRCC's offerings had met their individual needs. Each survey population included all graduates and certificate earners plus a cohort of nongraduates selected on the basis of Vocational Education Data System guidelines. The spring 1991 survey was mailed to 5,744 former students, and responses were returned by 2,541. Respondents included 1,087 students whose goal was primarily to earn university transfer credit, 649 occupational preparation students, 324 occupational retraining students, and 481 personal interest students. Study findings included the following: (1) almost 69% of the students who enrolled to earn transfer credit had transferred to a university by the time of the survey, and almost 68% of this group were employed; (2) among the respondents who had enrolled to prepare for a new job, more than 84% were employed, and 76% of the employed respondents who provided employment data were working in jobs related to their community college training; (3) of the group who had enrolled to improve existing job skills, more than 53% had earned an associate degree or certificate; and (4) among the respondents who had enrolled for personal interest reasons, more than 15% had re-enrolled in a community college, 16% had transferred to a four-year college, and 66% earned an associate degree or certificate. This collection of materials includes a narrative summary of the 1991 survey results, graphs showing 6-year trends (1984-1991), a discussion of the uses made of the data, and a newsletter reviewing follow-up findings between 1984 and 1991. (JSP)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Attitudes, Educational Trends, Followup Studies, Outcomes of Education, Retraining, School Effectiveness, Student Educational Objectives, Student Mobility, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.