ERIC Number: ED409933
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1994-95.
Hassan, Khan M.; Griffith, Cynthia W.
Since 1974, Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) has conducted annual surveys of its graduates to obtain information on jobs, career satisfaction, transfer to other institutions, and the effect of PVCC on graduates' careers and further education. Findings from the survey of 1994-95 graduates, based on responses from 41.1% of the 241 alumni surveyed, included the following: (1) 40.6% of the graduates were employed in full-time jobs related to their field of study at the college; (2) 87.5% of the respondents reported that they were either very satisfied or satisfied with their current jobs, while 12.5% reported that they were unsatisfied; (3) 45.2% of the respondents indicated that the academic preparation they received at PVCC was excellent with respect to their current jobs, while 48% indicated that it was good; (4) the average annual salary earned by the respondents was $18,681, while the median was $19,066; (5) 24.5% earned less than $20,000; 25.5% earned between $20,000 and $30,000; 16.3% earned more than $30,000; and (6) 36 respondents were continuing their education at four-year colleges or universities, while their average grade point average at the receiving institutions was 3.58. Includes 44 data tables. The survey instrument is appended. (HAA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Satisfaction, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Questionnaires, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.