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ERIC Number: ED377902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Nov
Pages: 48
Abstractor: N/A
Career Program Completers. 1989-90 Long-Term Follow-Up Study.
Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
In summer 1994, a long-term follow-up study was conducted of 1989-90 graduates of career programs at Johnson County Community College (JCCC) in Kansas. A survey was mailed to 536 graduates, certificate holders, and students who left JCCC with marketable skills to assess their satisfaction with JCCC and their jobs. With telephone follow-up, a response rate of 84% was achieved. Major findings, including comparisons with findings from previous long-term follow-up studies, are the following: (1) 8 out of 10 respondents were employed in a job related to their career program; (2) approximately 87% of both 1993 and 1994 respondents felt that they had progressed in their career since completion of their community college course of study--down from 91% of the respondents in 1992; (3) the 1994 average hourly wage of those employed full-time in an education-related job was $14.17, up from $14 in both 1992 and 1993; (4) men continued to earn higher hourly wages than women in the same job, with noteworthy disparities in business administration ($21.85 vs. $17.87), emergency medical technology ($11.85 vs. $9.47), paramedics ($12.27 vs. $10.57), and hospitality management ($15 vs. $9.25); (5) nearly 83% of the 1994 respondents expressed satisfaction with their jobs; (6) 89% of the 1994 respondents indicated that JCCC was their first college choice; (7) 80% indicated that their community college experiences had helped enhance their self-confidence; (8) 95% achieved their educational objective; (9) 89% felt that their college experience improved their quality of life; and (10) nearly 97% would recommend JCCC to friends. The survey instrument is included. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A