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ERIC Number: ED348127
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Pages: 51
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1990 Harper College Career Alumni. Volume XX, No. 11.
Lucas, J.; Meltesen, C.
As part of an ongoing evaluation of the career programs at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC), in Palatine, Illinois, a follow-up study of 1990 career alumni was conducted and results were compared with previous years. Questionnaires were sent to 599 students who had earned 48 or more hours during the 1989-90 academic year at WRHC. Study findings, based on a 77% response rate, included the following: (1) as in the two previous studies, nursing was the largest major, involving 22% of the respondents; (2) 58.9% of the career alumni respondents were employed full-time; (3) 83% of respondents were employed, with 70% holding jobs at a starting professional level or better; (4) 63.6% of respondents were employed in a field that was identical or closely related to their major at WRHC; (5) the average alumni salary was $25,252, up 5% from the 1988 alumni; (6) close to half of the career alumni were presently attending school, in contrast to one-third of previous years' respondents; (7) transfer students' grade point average (GPA) at their new institution was about equal to their GPA at WRHC (3.07 compared to 3.03); (8) 55% of transfer students had earned a GPA over 2.99 at WRHC, while 69% had earned a GPA of 2.99 or higher at their new school; (9) 1990 alumni did not rate courses as highly as past alumni, but nursing, English, business, data processing, accounting, and biology courses were well rated; and (10) consistent with previous surveys, teaching faculty received good ratings. Detailed findings and the survey instrument are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.