ERIC Number: ED375919
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-May
Reference Count: N/A
WNCC Placement and Follow-Up Report, Academic Year 1991-1992.
Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.
In October 1992, Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) surveyed all 173 students who had graduated between June 1991 and July 1992 to determine their current educational and employment status and their perceptions of WNCC. Completed surveys were received from 130 graduates, for a response rate of 75%. Study findings included the following: (1) 55% were employed, 33% were continuing their education, 8% were attending school and working, and 2% were seeking employment; (2) 69% believed they had achieved their educational objectives at WNCC, while another 23% had partially achieved their objectives; (3) 90% felt that their WNCC experiences had improved the quality of their lives; (4) 81% indicated that they would recommend WNCC to friends and family; (5) of the 6 unemployed graduates, only 2 were actually seeking employment; (6) among the 43 graduates continuing their education, 72% were attending school in Nebraska; (7) 69% of these students were satisfied or very satisfied with the transfer process; (8) of the 71 employed graduates, 82% were working full-time and 87% were working in a related field, earning an average wage of $7.54 per hour; (9) 66% of employed graduates expressed satisfaction with their current job; (10) among the 10 graduates who were working and studying, 6 were continuing their studies in-state; (11) 50% of these graduates were employed full-time and 70% were working in a related field earning an average hourly wage of $8.03; and (12) 80% of these graduates were satisfied with their current job. Findings for the two WNCC campuses, the survey instruments, and a list of graduates employers are included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota State Board of Technical Colleges, St. Paul.