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ERIC Number: ED345821
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: N/A
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The Five-Year Follow-Up Report: A Survey of 1985-1986 Graduates.
Von Wald, Stephen C.
In 1991, a survey was mailed to Arrowhead Community College Region (Minnesota) students who had graduated during the 1985-86 academic year. Of the 750 graduates that year, 213 responded. Survey findings, based on this 28.4% response rate, included the following: (1) 44.6% of the respondents had earned a bachelor's degree, 4.2% had earned a master's degree, and one graduate was pursuing doctoral studies; (2) 52.1% had earned additional higher education credits since they graduated; (3) more than three-quarters of the responding graduates worked 40 or more hours per week, while another 18.4% worked 20 to 39 hours per week, together accounting for 95% of all respondents; (4) monthly gross pay was between $1,000 and $1,999 for 46% of the respondents and between $2,000 and $2,999 for 30% of the respondents; (5) among graduates whose highest degree was an associate degree or one-year certificate, those who earned more than $3,000 per month were employed in the fields of accounting and registered nursing; (6) graduates with a bachelor's degree, earning more than $3,000 per month, were working in consulting or computing, or were self-employed, with computer programming and computer engineering garnering the highest salaries (more than $6,000 per month); (7) at the master's degree level, no graduates indicated they were earning more than $3,000 per month; (8) 89% of the graduates indicated that they went to work for their current employer after they graduated from an Arrowhead college; (9) 65% indicated that their community college education was either directly or closely related to their present job; and (10) 75% said they did not use college job placement services. The questionnaire is attached. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.