ERIC Number: ED411922
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational Program Graduates 1997 Follow-Up Study.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
This report provides information from graduates of selected occupational programs regarding the effectiveness of their Illinois community college experience, addressing such issues as employment status, and satisfaction of employment and components of the educational program completed. A total of 3,578 former students who graduated from 40 selected Illinois community college programs in fiscal year 1996 were surveyed in March 1997, approximately 6 to 9 months after program completion. Study findings, based on responses from 2,070 graduates in 36 program areas, included the following: (1) 92.7% were employed or pursuing additional education or both; (2) 89% of the occupational completers were employed, with 81.2% working in positions related to their training; (3) 82.2% of the employed graduates had full-time status; (4) 18.8% of graduates were working in positions unrelated to their area of training; (5) the average hourly salary for full- and part-time employed graduates was $11.47; (6) on average, graduates ranked their degree of satisfaction with the program at 4.13 on a 5-point scale; and (7) 25% of the respondents were pursuing additional education. An analysis of outcomes for 37 programs is included. Data tables showing response rates and outcomes by college and by selected occupational programs are appended. Contains 12 references. (ECF)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.