ERIC Number: ED405058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of JCCC Career Program Completers, Class of 1994-95.
Conklin, Karen A.
Each year, Kansas' Johnson County Community College (JCCC) surveys students who completed career programs during the previous year and their current employers to determine outcomes and levels of satisfaction. In fall 1995, 723 students who earned degrees and certificates or who left the college with marketable skills were surveyed. Completed questionnaires were received from 514 former students and 236 of the 303 employers identified by the respondents who were working in jobs related to their course of study. Major findings included the following: (1) 83% of the respondents were employed in a job related to their program, 4% were pursuing additional education, and less than 3% were unemployed and looking for work; (2) the average annual salary reported by respondents employed full-time in a related job was $26,665, up from $23,462 in 1991; (3) the overall average annual salary reported by males was approximately 3% higher than that reported by females; (4) 82% reported that they had made gains in self-confidence at JCCC, while 79% cited improvements in decision-making skills; (5) 93% indicated that they would attend JCCC again and nearly 96% said that they would recommend the college to friends; and (6) 84.3% of the employers rated JCCC graduates as excellent or good in terms of overall job preparation. Data tables and the survey instruments are appended. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.