ERIC Number: ED376865
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Survey Report, 1991-1992. Office of Strategic Planning & Research.
Slotnick, Sandra; And Others
Consisting primarily of charts and tables, this report provides results from a follow-up survey of 908 of the 1,115 graduates from Pennsylvania College of Technology in 1991-92. Following introductory information on methodology and general findings, part II provides tables on number of graduates by curriculum, county of residence, gender, age, ethnic background, graduation date, and grade point average; graduates' rating of instruction and college services; graduates' current employment/educational status; graduate placement by division and program with average starting salaries; employed graduates' job location and level of satisfaction; graduates' rating of job availability and sources of job information; transfer institutions and numbers of graduates enrolled; graduates' rating of transfer preparation and reported transfer problems; and number of credits not accepted upon transfer. Part III presents graduate ratings and outcomes for individual programs of study in the divisions of business and computer technologies, construction and design, health sciences, industrial and engineering technologies, integrated studies, and resource management/transportation. Highlighted findings include the following: (1) graduates were 40% female and 1.7% minority; (2) overall instruction received a rating of 3.32 out of 4; (3) 66% of respondents were employed full-time, 12% were employed part-time, and 12.1% were continuing their education; (4) the median starting salary for graduates employed full-time was $15,000; and (5) 47% of the transfer students experienced some sort of transfer problem, with 31% of these having problems transferring credit. The survey instrument and cover letters are appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Coll. of Technology, Williamsport.