ERIC Number: ED410985
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Spartanburg Technical College 1987-1988 Graduates: 3-Year Follow-Up Study. Summary of Report.
Spartanburg Technical Coll., SC. Office of Institutional Research.
In June 1991, a study was conducted at South Carolina's Spartanburg Technical College to determine the career and educational experiences of graduates who had received an associate degree, diploma, or certificate in the 1987-88 academic year. Surveys were sent to 354 graduates, resulting in 123 usable responses. Study findings included the following: (1) 34% of the respondents were male, 10% were members of minority groups, and 45% were between 21 and 25 years of age; (2) 42.4% of the respondents had indicated upon enrollment that their main objective was to learn skills to enter the job market; (3) 94.5% indicated that they had achieved their main objective while enrolled at the college; (4) 94.3% were employed or continuing their education; (5) 81.3% of the employed respondents were in jobs related to their area of studies; (6) 20.8% indicated that they earned over $26,000 per year, while 16% had gross annual incomes of $14,000 or less; and (7) 77.6% agreed that the college provided either excellent or good preparation for employment. Tables of responses, including a chart of employers by college program, are included. The survey instrument is appended. (BCY)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Spartanburg Technical Coll., SC. Office of Institutional Research.