ERIC Number: ED369469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-15
Reference Count: N/A
Three Years after Graduation: Survey of 1990-91 Graduates and 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 2,846 alumni from the class of 1990-91 requesting information on graduate characteristics, current employment/educational status, salary information, and perceptions of MCC. Study findings, based on responses from 1,198 former students, included the following: (1) 93% of the respondents were white and 60% were female; (2) 39.2% of the respondents indicated that their primary reason for attending MCC had been to prepare for a job, while 37% indicated that they attended to earn credit for transfer; (3) 77.8% of respondents were employed, 6.2% were unemployed, and 14.6% were full-time students; (4) of the employed respondents, 59.9% indicated that their job was directly related to their education at MCC and over half 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) just over 10% of all the respondents indicated that they had earned Bachelor's or Master's Degrees; (7) respondents who had completed the General Studies or the Associate of Arts programs were most likely to earn Bachelor's degrees; and (8) 94% 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.