ERIC Number: ED386240
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Alumni Survey: Graduates of 1991-1992 (Grad 3). Project #94-063.
As part of a program of graduate follow-up studies, Macomb Community College (MCC), in Michigan, regularly conducts surveys of graduates or certificate earners 1, 3, and 5 years after their departure from the college. For the 3-year follow-up of the class of 1991-92, surveys were sent to all 2,997 alumni requesting information on characteristics, current employment/educational status, salaries, and perceptions of MCC. Study findings, based on responses from 1,172 former students (39.1%), included the following: (1) 43.9% of the respondents indicated that they had attended MCC to prepare for a job, 34.5% for transfer credit, and 15.5% to improve skills, while 57.3% indicated that they had achieved their educational objective; (2) 85% indicated that they were employed, with 43.3% employed in clerical/sales jobs, 18.8% in management/professional jobs, 10.1% in service jobs, and 7.8% in blue collar jobs; (3) 59.2% reported that their current positions were directly or closely related to their coursework; (4) 34.7% felt that their MCC education was very useful, 39.6% that it was somewhat useful, 9.6% not too useful, and 3.5% useless; (5) 34.1% were very satisfied with their jobs, 40.0% were satisfied, 9.4% were dissatisfied, and 2.8% were very dissatisfied; (6) for the 73% who provided salary data, the median hourly salary was $12.65; (7) 35.4% indicated that they had transferred to a four-year college; and (8) 11% stated that they had earned a bachelor's degree. Includes comparisons to findings from studies conducted the previous 5 years. The survey instrument is appended. (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Macomb Community Coll., Warren, MI. Dept. of Research and Evaluation.