ERIC Number: ED358902
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Five-Year Follow-Up Report: A Survey of 1986-1987 Graduates.
Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.
In 1992, a survey was conducted of students who had graduated from the five colleges of the Arrowhead Community College Region (ACCR) during the 1986-87 academic year. Surveys were mailed to all 785 graduates, requesting information on their educational backgrounds, current employment, and assessment of their educational experience. Responses were received from 34% of the graduates (n=267), yielding the following results: (1) 37.8% of respondents had earned a bachelor's degree, while 1.9% had earned a master's degree; (2) the top fields for bachelor's degrees were accounting/business (23.8%), education (21.8%), engineering/science (12.9%), medical and health related fields (7.9%), and communications (5.0%); (3) 50.6% had earned additional higher education credits since graduating; (4) 72.2% of those employed were working 40 hours or more per week, while 24.5% of respondents were working 20 to 39 hours per week; (5) 27.8% of respondents earned between $7.01 to $10.00 per hour; (6) 13.9% of respondents who earned a bachelor's degree had gross earnings of more than $16.00 per hour, while 48.5% earned between $7.01 to $16.00 per hour; (7) wholesale/retail trade and health care were the two largest categories of employment at 19.4%, followed by government (13.5%), education (12.7%), services (11.4%), finance, insurance, real estate (9.3%), manufacturing (8.9%), mining (3.0%), transportation (1.3%), and construction (0.8%); (8) 77.3% said their work was closely related to their community college education; and (9) 87.9% said their ACCR education was helpful in their present work, while 71.5% thought it helpful in continuing their education. The survey instrument, graphs, and tables of responses by ACCR college are included. (MAB)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Educational Status Comparison, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Multicampus Colleges, Outcomes of Education, Questionnaires, Salaries, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arrowhead Community Coll. Region, Grand Rapids, MN.