ERIC Number: ED364304
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Studies of Three Groups of Former Real Estate Students. Volume XXII, No. 9.
Davis, W. D.; Lucas, J. A.
As part of the program review process at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) in Palatine, Illinois, a study was conducted in spring 1993 of three groups of former Real Estate program students who had enrolled at WRHC during the previous 5 years. The three groups of students, each of whom were sent different questionnaires, included 252 students who had taken only the course RES 101 (Group A); 412 students who had taken RES 108, 109 and/or 115 (Group B); and 287 students had taken RES 123 and/or 124 (Group C). From these groups, usable surveys were returned by 71, 105, and 78 former students, respectively, for response rates of 28.2%, 35%, and 27.5%. Study findings included the following: (1) 60% of Group A respondents had taken the course to prepare for a real estate sales person test, while 92% of Group B students had enrolled in preparation for a real estate brokers test; (2) among Group B respondents, 65% were employed in real estate and 81% were working on a commission basis, compared to averages of 30% and 61% for the other respondent groups; (3) among Group C respondents, only 31% were likely to have a bachelor's degree, compared to 45% for the other respondent groups; (4) between 63% to 70% of the respondents indicated that they had completed all of their objectives at WRHC; (5) 78% of Group A respondents indicated that they were well prepared for the sales person test; and (6) among the 85% of Group B respondents who took the brokers test, 90% passed. Complete tabulated and narrative responses, and the survey instruments, are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Graduate Surveys, Licensing Examinations (Professions), Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Real Estate Occupations, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.