ERIC Number: ED344649
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar-3
Information from 1989 and 1990 Oklahoma City Community College Graduates. Research Monograph VIII.
Oklahoma City Community Coll., OK. Office of Institutional Research.
In September 1990 and June 1991, the Office of Institutional Research at Oklahoma City Community College (OKCCC) conducted follow-up studies of December 1988 and July 1990 OKCCC graduates, respectively. Questionnaires were sent to 365 graduates in 1990 and to 398 graduates in 1991. Survey findings, based on a 20.8% response rate in 1990 and 17.6% in 1991 (the lowest since the survey's inception), included the following: (1) for both years approximately 60% of respondents indicated that their primary purpose for completing a degree at OKCCC was to strengthen or develop job skills, while 35.5% in 1989 and 40% in 1990 indicated that their primary purpose was to obtain university transfer credit; (2) compared to rates from previous years, there was an increase in the percentage continuing their higher education (30.3% for 1989 and 40% for 1990); (3) the majority (over 75% both years) were currently employed either full- or part-time; (4) less than l2% indicated that they had problems transferring; (5) 85% to 90% believed that their preparation for transfer was satisfactory to excellent; (6) 70% felt that their preparation for employment was good to very good; (7) two-thirds indicated that they would like to return to OKCCC to take classes; and (8) 88% felt that the courses they had taken at OKCCC were of direct benefit to their future plans. The survey instrument, tables of survey results from 1984 to 1990, and lists of comments from 1989 and 1990 graduates by question are attached. (JSP)
Descriptors: College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Graduates, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, School Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Student Educational Objectives, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oklahoma City Community Coll., OK. Office of Institutional Research.