ERIC Number: ED373827
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1991 Harper College Transfer Alumni. Volume XXII, Number 12, January 1994.
Lucas, J.; Meltesen, C.
A study conducted at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) (Illinois) surveyed 1991 transfer-oriented students 1 year after they had accumulated at least 48 semester hours of credit to evaluate how well the students were prepared for transfer. All alumni meeting these criteria (N=904) were surveyed regarding their current status, their evaluation of WRHC, and their activity pattern while at WRHC. Study findings, based on a 74% response rate, including the following: (1) about one-third of the respondents were employed full time and another third were working part time; (2) 57% were enrolled full time in college and 19% were enrolled part time; (3) 23.1% of the alumni did not transfer immediately, but, due to the higher cost of education, remained at WRHC; (4) the most popular alumni major was business, followed by education and engineering; (5) alumni received higher grade point averages at the transfer school; (6) a majority described their WRHC experience as positive and rated WRHC student services higher than those at their new institution; (7) the most popular transfer institutions were Northern Illinois, University of Illinois/Chicago, Illinois State, and Roosevelt; (8) the most beneficial WRHC courses were speech, career planning, English, education, psychology, math and business; (9) the most beneficial outcomes for alumni were communication skills, greater maturity and self-confidence; and (10) the least attained outcomes were managerial skills, and specific job knowledge and skills. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.