ERIC Number: ED402988
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
1996 Follow-Up Study of Fiscal Year 1995 Occupational Graduates.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
In March 1996, a follow-up study was conducted of graduates from selected occupational programs at Illinois community colleges to determine their level of satisfaction with the effectiveness of their education, their current employment, and college services. A total of 2,633 occupational program graduates from 33 programs were surveyed approximately 6 to 9 months after program completion. Study findings, based on responses from 1,578 graduates in 30 program areas, included the following: (1) 91.3% were employed or pursuing additional education or both; (2) 84.1% of the occupational completers were employed, with 67.1% working in positions related to their training; (3) 86.9% of the employed graduates had full-time status; (4) the average hourly salary for full- and part-time employed graduates was $12.41; (5) on average, graduates ranked their degree of satisfaction with the program at 4.08 on a 5-point scale; (6) over 25% of graduates were working in positions unrelated to their area of training; and (7) only 4 programs areas out of 27 received overall program satisfaction ratings less than 3.9 on a five-point scale. An analysis of outcomes for 18 programs is included. Data tables showing response rates and outcomes by college and by selected occupational programs are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.