ERIC Number: ED402997
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of 1995 Graduate Follow-Up Survey. Data Report 96.03.
Each year, New Jersey's Hudson County Community College (HCCC) surveys graduates from the previous year to determine their subsequent career/educational progress and satisfaction with the college's programs and services. In August 1996, questionnaires were mailed to 172 graduates from 1995, with 47 returning completed surveys. Study findings included the following: (1) 83% of the respondents had obtained an Associate of Applied Science degree, 62% were female, 43% were White, and the average time taken to graduate was 3 years; (2) 34% indicated that their initial goal in attending HCCC was to improve job skills, while 83% of all respondents indicated that they had achieved their goals; (3) with respect to HCCC services, respondents were most satisfied with the quality of major course instruction, giving it a rating of 4.22 on a 5-point scale; (4) 45% of the respondents had transferred to another college, while 7 indicated that they had experienced problems transferring credit hours; (5) 83% of the respondents were employed, with 49% working in fields directly related to their training; (6) 87% of the employed respondents indicated that the training obtained at HCCC was helpful, very helpful, or extremely helpful; and (7) 94% of all respondents indicated that they would recommend HCCC to prospective students. The questionnaire and responses to the open-ended questions are attached. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hudson County Community Coll., Jersey City, NJ. Office of Planning and Institutional Research.