ERIC Number: ED356844
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Placement Data of 1990-91 Occupational Graduates at Minnesota's Twin City Area Community Colleges. Metro Pilot Study Report #1.
Taylor, Kenneth E.; Flermoen, Cynthia
In 1991, followup studies of the employment and educational status of 1990-1991 occupational program graduates were conducted by the seven community colleges in the Twin Cities metro area of Minnesota: Anoka-Ramsey, Cambridge Center, Inver Hills, Lakewood, Minneapolis, North Hennepin, and Normandale. While the colleges used different questionnaire formats and follow-up procedures, each school provided outcomes data to the Community Colleges Systems Office using a standard form for classifying outcomes. The outcomes for the seven colleges included the following: (1) the overall response rate for the seven studies was 72%, with a high of 90% for North Hennepin, and a low of 44% for Cambridge Center; (2) over 96% of graduates were from Health, Public Service, and Business programs, with less than 4% coming from Communications, Technical, and Aviation programs; (3) Nursing accounted for over one-third of graduates, while law enforcement accounted for another one-sixth of graduates (4) 94% of the occupational program respondents were employed, with 80% employed in a job related to their education; (5) rates for employment in a field related to program of study were highest among graduates of health and technical programs; and (6) with respect to specific programs, Nursing had the highest job placement rate, at 96%, while the two public service programs, Law Enforcement and Legal Assistant, had the lowest rates, at 61% and 59%, respectively. Data tables providing placement rates and educational status of graduates by college and program are appended. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Hennepin Community Coll., Minneapolis, Minn.
Identifiers - Location: Minnesota