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ERIC Number: ED350018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
The Placement Survey: Final Report, 1990-1991.
Von Wald, Stephen C.
The Arrowhead Community College Region (ACCR), in Minnesota, conducted a follow-up study of its 1991 graduates designed to collect information on whether the graduates had found employment, were continuing their education, or had another placement status. Each college in the ACCR contacted its graduates to determine placement status, resulting in a 97% response rate. In addition, a placement survey was mailed to all 993 graduates, and after a telephone follow-up, a 75% response rate (n=746) was attained. Selected findings included the following: (1) in 1991, 536 students earned an Associate in Arts (AA) degree, 104 earned an Associate in Science (AS) degree, 270 earned an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree, and 83 earned 1-year certificates; (2) the 993 graduates represented a 65.5% increase over the previous year; (3) 80.6% of the AA graduates, 25% of the AS graduates, 30% of the AAS graduates, and 36% of the certificate graduates were continuing their education; (4) 96% of the AS graduates, 85% of the AAS graduates, and 90% of the certificate graduates eligible for placement found jobs; (5) 64.7% of the respondents indicated that the education they had received was helpful or very helpful in their work; and (6) over 75% of the working graduates indicated that they did not use any assistance from their college to find employment. Various data tables, including tables providing information aggregated by each member college of the ACCR (i.e., Hibbing, Duluth Center, Itasca, Mesabi, Fond du Lac Center, Rainy River, and Vermilion), and the survey instrument are provided. (MAB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Multicampus Districts, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.