ERIC Number: ED369471
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey, Graduates of 1992-93.
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 mailed to 3,168 alumni from the class of 1992-93 requesting information on graduate characteristics, current employment/educational status, salary information, and perceptions of MCC. Study findings, based on responses from 1,249 former students, included the following: (1) 44% of the respondents indicated that their primary reason for attending MCC had been to prepare for a future job, 15% to improve existing job skills, and 35% to earn credit for transfer; (2) 78.3% of the respondents were employed at least part-time, with 43% in the services industry and 18% in the manufacturing sector, and 8.4% were unemployed; (3) 46% of the employed respondents indicated that their job was directly related to their education at MCC, while more than 40% said that they were employed in an unrelated field; (4) employed respondents' mean hourly salary was $11.79, the lowest in three years; (5) 12% of the respondents were full-time students, with nearly half of those answering the question (n=234) declaring that MCC prepared them for further coursework; (6) overall, 59% of the male respondents and 63.6% of the females indicated that they were very or extremely satisfied with their MCC experience. The survey instrument, an employer release of information form, and a list of occupations are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.