ERIC Number: ED401963
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Student Otcomes at Mt. Hood Community College: Assessment Efforts, 1994-1996.
Stoering, Juliette M.
A study was conducted at Oregon's Mount Hood Community College (MHCC) to determine student outcomes for 1994-1996. Data were collected from state employment records for graduates from 1994-95, follow-up surveys of 1993-94 graduates and completers, surveys of former MHCC students who transferred to state system of higher education institutions, and a survey of 192 graduating students in June 1994. Key findings included the following: (1) 76% of the 1994-95 graduates were employed in Oregon during the fourth quarter of 1995; (2) overall, graduates wages increased from the time before they enrolled to the time that they left MHCC, with Allied Health graduates showing an average increase of $202 per week and Engineering and Industrial graduates an average increase of $236 per week; (3) 42% of the former students were attending school full- or part-time; (4) among students who transferred to the Oregon State System of Higher Education in fall 1994, 90% had a grade point average of 2.0 or higher, compared to 94% of those who transferred prior to fall 1994; (5) on evaluations, former students indicated high satisfaction with most aspects of MHCC, especially with the quality of instruction; and (6) employers of graduates rated their performance and quality of work as good to excellent, with the highest ratings being given to the former MHCC students' work attitude. Data tables are appended. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mount Hood Community Coll., Gresham, OR.