ERIC Number: ED369467
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov-15
Reference Count: N/A
Five Years after Graduation: A Follow-Up Study of 1988-89 Graduates/Certificate Holders.
As part of a program of graduate follow-up studies, Macomb Community College (MCC), in Michigan, regularly conducts surveys of graduates or certificate earners 1, 3, and 5 years after their departure from the college. In September 1993, surveys were sent to 2,633 alumni from the class of 1988-89 requesting information on graduate characteristics, current employment/educational status, salary information, and perceptions of MCC. Study findings, based on responses from 994 former students, included the following: (1) respondents were 95.1% white and 59.5% female; (2) 42.7% of the respondents indicated that their primary reason for attending MCC had been to prepare for a job, while 36.5% indicated that they had attended to earn credit for transfer; (3) 84% of respondents were employed, 8.4% were unemployed, and 5.9% were full-time students; (4) of the employed respondents, 63.3% indicated that their job was directly related to their education at MCC and most rated themselves as satisfied or very satisfied with their work; (5) the median monthly salary reported by employed graduates was between $2,000 and $2,499; (6) for respondents continuing their education, the most common transfer programs were business/business administration, accounting, engineering, and management; (7) 28% of all the respondents had earned Bachelor's or Master's Degrees; and (8) 95% of the respondents indicated that they would recommend the courses they completed at MCC to others. The survey instrument is appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.