ERIC Number: ED382290
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Study of Former Business Transfer Students and Accounting Aide Majors. Volume XXIII, No. 6.
Lucas, John A.; Trunk, Rose
As part of the program evaluation and review process at William Rainey Harper College (WRHC) in Illinois, a follow-up study was conducted of 433 Business Transfer (BT's) students who had taken Accounting 203; and Accounting Aide (AA's) majors who attended Harper sometime between fall 1988 and summer 1993. A survey received a 40% response rate for BT's (n=50) and 19% response rate for AA's (n=58). Survey results indicated that the two populations differed considerably: (1) 56% of the BT's were males compared to 31% of the AA's; and BT's tended to be younger (63% between 18 and 20 vs. 32%); (2) AA's were more likely to be ethnic minorities (16% vs. 5%) and disabled (12.5% vs. 5.5%); (3) BT's were more likely to intend to transfer (53% vs. 34%); (4) AA's were more likely to be short-term students; (5) BT's had higher American College Testing program scores, and higher cumulative grade point averages (3.04 vs. 2.68), and were more likely to achieve a degree or certificate before leaving (46% vs. 10%); (6) 90% of both groups were employed while enrolled; (7) despite large differences in the profiles of the two groups, the jobs they acquired after leaving WHRC were very similar; (8) their first job was mostly full time (70%) and their mean salary was $25,700; (9) their current job was mostly full time (75%) and their mean salary was $33,000; (10) eventually, 65% of BT's and 40% of AA's obtained a bachelor degree. The survey instrument is included. (KP)
Descriptors: Accounting, Business Education, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Graduate Surveys, Managerial Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Evaluation, Questionnaires, Self Evaluation (Groups), Student Attitudes, Student Behavior, Student Characteristics, Terminal Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: William Rainey Harper Coll., Palatine, IL. Office of Planning and Research.