ERIC Number: ED394862
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Baccalaureate Degree Recipients of the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University. Final Report.
Gerber, Jurg; Foster, Matthew F.
In response to this survey, recent graduates of the Criminal Justice program at Sam Houston State University (Texas) evaluated both the University and the College of Criminal Justice highly. The research team received 277 completed responses from the 762 questionnaires distributed to all 1988, 1990, and 1992 recipients of baccalaureate degrees in criminal justice (36%). On balance, respondents were satisfied with their education and believed it prepared them well for work. Women, younger respondents, and those who have remained in Texas are more positive about their experience at the College and the University. The final report shows five areas to focus on for improvement: (1) computer literacy and mathematical skills, where some respondents felt less prepared; (2) the requirements of the global market place as a response to the needs of students who will live or work outside Texas; (3) alumni outreach, because few respondents remained involved with the University after graduation; (4) expanded job placement and career counseling services; and (5) increased attention to the needs of older (35+) non-traditional students who were less satisfied with their experience in the College and the University than younger students. The report also provides a copy of the original survey. (LH)
Descriptors: Crime Prevention, Criminal Law, Criminology, Educational Research, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Law Enforcement, Law Related Education, Police, Police Education, Undergraduate Study
Criminal Justice Center, College of Criminal Justice, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, TX 77341-2296.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Sam Houston State Univ., Huntsville, TX. Criminal Justice Center.