ERIC Number: ED403967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Measures of Progress: Student Follow-up, 1984-1993. A Ten-Year Retrospective.
Lee, Beth S.
From 1984 to 1993, California's Los Rios Community College District regularly conducted follow-up studies of completers and non-returning advanced-level students regarding their educational goals, outcomes, and levels of satisfaction. Over the 10-year period, nearly 33,000 students were surveyed, with over 15,700, or 48%, responding. Trends identified through an analysis of responses included the following: (1) over the period, the percentage of students citing occupational education as their primary goal for attending declined, from 61.2% in 1984 to 43.9% in 1992, while the percentage of students citing transfer to a university increased from 29.1% in 1984 to 47.7% in 1992; (2) student satisfaction with their educational experience remained high over the period, with between 87% and 90% giving ratings of 4 or 5 out of 5; (3) compared to other educational goals, students who listed transfer to a university included more females and more minority students; (4) among these students, over two-thirds had enrolled in a four-your college by the time they were surveyed, 17% had re-enrolled at a community college, and 14.5% had not re-enrolled; and (5) between 1984 and 1993, the percentage of respondents employed in jobs related to their college courses who rated their training as excellent or good rose from 69% to over 83%. (HAA)
Descriptors: College Outcomes Assessment, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Enrollment Trends, Longitudinal Studies, Participant Satisfaction, School Effectiveness, Student Attitudes, Trend Analysis, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Office of Planning & Research, Los Rios Community College District, 1919 Spanos Court, Sacramento, CA 95825 (free).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Los Rios Community Coll. District, Sacramento, CA. Office of Planning and Research.