ERIC Number: ED391564
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Sep-1
Reference Count: N/A
Westchester Community College Graduate Study, 1994.
Hankin, Joseph N.; Ford, Julius C.
In fall 1994, Westchester Community College (WCC), in New York, conducted a study of the 1,018 students who graduated in summer or fall 1993 or spring 1994 to determine educational and work-related outcomes and compare findings to outcomes for previous years' graduates. Study findings, based on responses from 436 (42.8%) of the graduates, included the following: (1) respondents were 54.3% female, down slightly from 56% in 1993; (2) the percentage of Blacks in the graduating class rose from 11.3% in 1993 to 15.9% in 1994; (3) 59.9% of the respondents indicated that they had transferred to a four-year college, with 78.8% of these intending to achieve a Bachelor's degree; (4) factors facilitating transfer included availability of desired program, cited by 72.1% of the respondents, and location and cost, cited by 66.7%; (5) 70.2% of the respondents were employed, while the mean salary of graduates employed full-time was $27,071, up almost $2,000 from 1993; (6) as with the 4 previous graduating classes, at least 96% of the 1994 respondents gave a very satisfied or satisfied rating for their overall WCC experience; (7) the student services which received the highest numbers of very satisfied ratings from 1994 respondents were library services at 68.3%, computer services at 51.3%, and tutorial services at 47.8%; and (8) 75.2% indicated that their goals had been met by their WCC degree. Data tables and the survey instrument are appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY.