ERIC Number: ED405060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Career Program Completers, 1991-92: A Long-Term Follow-Up Study.
Conklin, Karen A.
In summer 1996, a long-term follow-up study was conducted of 1991-92 graduates of career programs at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), in Kansas. Questionnaires were mailed to 646 graduates, certificate holders, and students who left JCCC with marketable skills to assess their satisfaction with their educational experiences and their current employment status. Major findings, based on responses from 326 former students and including comparisons with findings from previous long-term follow-up studies, include the following: (1) 82.8% were employed in a job related to their community college career program, up from 79% in 1992, and 93% of these were working full-time; (2) only 1.3% of the respondents were unemployed and looking for work; (3) 9.4% were employed in unrelated jobs, down from 15% in 1992; (4) an average hourly wage of $14.84 was reported by respondents employed full-time in a job related to their education; (5) the difference in average hourly wage earned by males and females increased significantly from $.36 in 1992 to $1 in 1996; (6) for those in full-time jobs related to their field of study, 86.5% expressed satisfaction, up from 81% in 1992; and (7) 92% indicated that their experiences at JCCC had definitely or probably improved their quality of life, while 96.9% said that they would recommend the college to friends. The survey instrument is 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.