ERIC Number: ED388325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Dec-1
Reference Count: N/A
Survey Results of 1993 Graduates, Kent State University Trumbull Campus.
Kent State Univ., Warren, OH. Office of Institutional Research.
In October 1993, the Trumbull Campus of Kent State University (KSU), in Ohio, conducted a survey of all 123 graduates from spring 1993 to determine employment outcomes and graduates' assessment of campus academic programs, services, and overall environment. Study results, based on responses from 67% (n=86) of the graduates, included the following: (1) 47 of the graduates were female and 82 were Caucasian; (2) 76% were currently employed, with 53 graduates employed full-time and 12 employed part-time; (3) 42% indicated that their job was very related to their area of study, 22% that it was somewhat related, and 36% that it was in an area not related to their studies; (4) 44 graduates were continuing their education, with 40 pursuing bachelor's degrees, 4 pursuing associate degrees, 28 attending full-time, and 16 attending part-time; (5) students reported taking an average of 3.95 years to graduate from Kent Trumbull; (6) with respect to graduates' assessment of campus services, graduation services were rated the highest at 3.32 out of 4, followed by student records at 3.30 and teaching quality at 3.24; (7) the lowest rated services were advising at 2.51, student activities at 2.74, and career planning at 2.79; and (8) respondents gave the campus an overall rating of 8.08 on a 10-point scale. Based on student comments, it was recommended that the campus improve academic advising through better training and management, develop strategies for dealing with stress among student records staff, place more emphasis on job placement, and expand evening and weekend course offerings. (Includes student comments and a list of employment positions and employers.) (KP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Kent State Univ., Warren, OH. Office of Institutional Research.