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ERIC Number: ED362228
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Student Outcomes Study. Olympic College Program Review.
Langan, A. Bud; Keeler, Laura
A follow-up study was conducted of students who had attended Olympic College (OC), in Washington, in fall 1990. A questionnaire was sent to a stratified random sample of 647 students, 3 years after their 1990 enrollment. A total of 390 responses were received for a 60.3% response rate. Respondents were divided into the following four groups, based on their enrollment intent at entry: General Academic; Transfer; Vocational Preparation; or Vocational Supplemental/Job Upgrade. The study sought to determine the accuracy of the students' reported intent; outcomes 3 years after attending; student satisfaction with OC courses or programs; and related demographics. Study findings included the following: (1) there was a lack of congruence between intent upon entry to OC and stated intent on the subsequent survey; (2) 26.1% of the General Academic students reported an annual salary of $30,000 or above, as compared with 35.2% of the Job Upgrade students, 18.1% of the Transfer group, and 10% of the Vocational Preparation students; (3) 43.2% of the male respondents reported annual earnings of $30,000 or more, as compared to 7.8% of the female respondents; (4) 70% of the respondents reported that their salaries had not increased as a result of having attended OC; (5) respondent satisfaction with academic courses ranged from 2.08 to 3.338 on a 4-point scale; and (6) respondent perceptions that their disciplines met their stated goals ranged from 2.14 to 3.51 on a 4-point scale. Twenty-nine data tables and the survey instrument are included. (PAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Olympic Coll., Bremerton, WA.