ERIC Number: ED382258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Graduating Student Survey, Academic Year 1992-1993.
Patrick Henry Community College (PHCC), in Virginia, conducts annual surveys of graduating students to evaluate their satisfaction with the quality of services and instruction they received. In 1992-93, surveys were mailed to 296 students who were eligible to graduate in the spring and fall semesters of 1993, receiving responses from 37.5% (n=111). Study findings included the following: (1) 68% of respondents were female, 90% of students were white, and 10% were black; (2) 38% of respondents were receiving their associate degrees in arts and science, 32% were receiving certificates, 26% were receiving associates in applied science, and 4% were expecting diploma awards; (3) over 40% of students expressed an interest in enrolling at a four-year university, 18% had not decided about additional study, and 14% were planning to continue at PHCC; (4) the highest rated statement on a list of aspects of college was "I feel my degree from PHCC is of high quality," receiving 4.23 on a scale of 5; (5) the most used support services included the library (87%), academic learning resources center (63%), computer literacy center (60%), financial aid (53%), and counseling services (42%); (6) the least used support services included cooperative education (7%), developmental classes (9%), and tutoring (15%); and (7) overall, students rated above average the impact of college on their general education experiences, with males rating the impact higher than females. (Student responses to open-ended questions and the survey instrument are appended.) (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Patrick Henry Community Coll., Martinsville, VA.