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ERIC Number: ED373829
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of 1992 Harper College Harper College Career Alumni. Volume XXII, Number 14, March 1994.
Lucas, John A.; Meltesen, Cal
A study was conducted to evaluate the career programs at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) (Illinois) through a local follow-up of WRHC career alumni. Alumni who earned 48 or more credit hours during the 1991-92 year in a career major were surveyed. After two mailings and a telephone follow-up, a 73% response rate was achieved. Study findings, compared to findings about 1987-88 and 1989-90 career alumni, included the following: (1) 39.2% of the alumni were employed full time and not attending school, compared to 52.7% of the 1984 alumni; (2) 19.5% of the 1992 alumni were employed part time, and 41.9% of these indicated that they preferred part-time employment; (3) 17.3% of the 1992 alumni were presently enrolled in college full time, 23% were enrolled part time, 17.3% planned to enroll next year, and 20.7% planned to enroll at some time; (4) 37.8% of the 1992 alumni had received an associate degree in applied science, 14.8% an associate degree in science, 12.8% an associate degree in arts, and 30.4% no degree; (5) 58.4% of those who had not received a degree were still attending WRHC, and 16.8% preferred attending another college; (6) 50% of the 1992 alumni were employed in a health field, 8.2% in an office or clerical position, and 7.9% in business or finance; (7) 50.5% assessed their present position as "starting professional"; (8) 50.7% were working in a field identical to their major, and 34.4% of those not working in a job related to their major indicated that they were working in a temporary job while in transition; and (9) the average alumni salary of $28,087 represented a 13.7% increase over the results of the 1989-90 career alumni survey. The survey instrument is included. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.