ERIC Number: ED362232
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Community College Students Completing Selected Occupational Programs in Fiscal Year 1992.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
As part of an ongoing effort to evaluate the success of occupational program completers in the Illinois Community College System (ICCS), a survey was conducted in March 1993 of 2,641 students who graduated from 14 broad occupational program areas in the 49 ICCS institutions in 1992. The survey examined graduates' attendance objectives, educational status, employment status, salary, date beginning current employment, geographic location of employment, and satisfaction with their employment and educational programs. Study findings, based on surveys returned by 1,358 graduates, included the following: (1) 90.4% of respondents were either successfully employed, pursuing further education, or both; (2) 39.5% of the respondents found employment after receiving a degree or certificate, 29.1% while they were enrolled in community college, and 31.4% held the same position that they had occupied at program entrance; (3) over two-thirds of the respondents were employed in occupations related to their training; (4) hourly earnings among the respondents averaged $10.73, ranging from $5.90 for Information Processing graduates to $14.43 for Metal Work Apprentice graduates; (5) 27.2% of graduates were pursuing further education; (6) 10.4% of the respondents were unemployed and seeking work; and (7) respondents gave high satisfaction ratings to ICCS course content and to their current jobs, but lower satisfaction ratings to career planning and transfer planning. Discussions of results for specific program areas are included, and detailed data tables are appended. (Contains 13 references.) (PAA)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Graduate Surveys, Job Skills, Labor Force Development, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Salaries, Self Evaluation (Groups), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.