ERIC Number: ED354967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
Vocational Education Outcomes for Eleven Grossmont College Programs.
Smith, Larry; Dean, Winston
In 1992, a study was conducted at Grossmont College (GC) in El Cajon, California, to determine employment positions and incomes of former students who had left/graduated during the 3 academic years 1985-86, 1986-87, and 1987-1988 and had been enrolled in one of the following 11 vocational education programs: Accounting, Administration and Justice, Business-General, Business Office Technology, Cardiovascular Technology (CT), Child Development (CD), Family Studies (FS), Information Systems, Marketing, Nursing, or Telecommunications (TC). Employment and income data were solicited from the California Employment Development Department, which provided information on 9,738 of the 10,522 students submitted, producing a match rate of 93%. The study focused on data for former students' third year after leaving the college and was limited to those who had earned income for the previous four fiscal quarters, reporting all income in 1992 dollars. Study findings included the following: (1) incomes 3 years after leaving GC ranged from $35,600 for students from CT to $16,900 for former FS students; (2) top earners were from the Health Sciences, while the lowest earners were from FS, CD, and TC; (3) the highest placement rates in the field of training were in the Health Sciences; and (4) 87% of Nursing students found payroll employment in California 3 years after leaving GC, while 56% of former CD students did so. A discussion of study methodology and limitations, data tables for each of the 11 programs, and a printout of the computer program used in the data analysis are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Educational Research, Employment Patterns, Income, Information Networks, Labor Market, Models, Outcomes of Education, Program Evaluation, Salaries, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Grossmont Coll., El Cajon, CA.