ERIC Number: ED345822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
The Graduate Survey Report: A Survey of 1990-1991 Graduates.
Von Wald, Stephen C.
In 1992, a survey was conducted of 1990-91 graduates of the seven colleges in the Arrowhead Community College Region (ACCR) (Minnesota) to determine their satisfaction with their college experience. Of the 890 graduates surveyed, 702 responded. Survey findings, based on a 78.9% response rate, included the following: (1) 65.1% of the respondents were women, 41.6% of whom were non-traditional students (i.e., 30 years of age or older), while 62.4% of the male respondents were traditional students; (2) 77.1% of the graduates indicated that they had received some form of financial aid while attending an Arrowhead college; (3) 86.4% of the graduates were satisfied with their college experience in general; (4) students were most satisfied with their instructors' attitudes, the size of their classes, and the testing and grading system, while they were most dissatisfied with the availability and the variety of courses; (5) of the services available within the ACCR, respondents were most satisfied with academic advising and computer lab facilities; (6) nearly 90% of the graduates indicated that they intended to earn a degree when they first enrolled; (7) 43.8% of the graduates stated that when they first enrolled at an Arrowhead college, they intended to transfer to a four-year institution after receiving their degree; and (8) 85.8% of the respondents said they would attend the same college if they "had it all to do over again." The survey instrument is attached, along with tabulated responses. (JMC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.