ERIC Number: ED376890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Six Month Graduate Follow-Up Survey. 1993.
In November 1993, Harrisburg Area Community College, in Pennsylvania, sent questionnaires to 1,138 graduates from the 1992-93 academic year seeking information about their employment or educational status and their perceptions of the extent to which their educational objectives were achieved. Responses were received from 885 graduates, for a response rate of 77.8%. An analysis of survey responses indicated the following: (1) 61.5% were female, closely matching their percentage in the general student population; (2) although minority students comprised 9.5% of the student body, they represented only 5.3% of the graduate population; (3) 27.8% were graduates of business, while 22.7% were from social sciences; (4) 36.9% had indicated an educational goal of preparing for a new career and 37.3% had indicated a desire to prepare for transfer to a senior institution, while 66% of all graduates indicated that they had fully accomplished their goal; (5) academic programs were rated as excellent by 35.7% and as good by another 57.2%, while nursing program graduates were the most critical of their major; (6) 62.7% were employed full-time and another 20.5% were employed part-time, while almost 60% indicated that their job was either directly or somewhat related to their field of study; and (7) 37.2% were continuing their education. Appendixes include the survey instruments and cover letter, tabled results, and list of job titles and employers of working graduates. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Harrisburg Area Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.