ERIC Number: ED428822
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Goal Attainment: A One-Year Follow-up Study of Nonreturning JCCC Students.
Conklin, Karen A.
In 1989, Johnson County Community College (JCCC, Kansas) conducted studies of "leavers"--students who had been enrolled at JCCC during a specific period of time and had not graduated, earned a certificate, transferred to another college or university, or left the college with marketable skills developed in one of JCCC's career programs. Results of these leaver studies primarily addressed four important issues: (1) achievement of former students' educational objectives at JCCC; (2) satisfaction with JCCC experiences; (3) reasons for leaving JCCC; and (4) future educational plans. An unduplicated list of leavers who had enrolled at JCCC during fall 1997, spring 1998, or summer 1998 was compiled. Surveys were completed by 521 individuals for a 13.6% response rate. Nearly 47% of respondents indicated they had originally enrolled at JCCC for job-related reasons, and 32% planned to transfer to another college or university when first enrolling at JCCC. Over 82% of respondents had completely or partially achieved their JCCC educational objectives, the greatest percentage since the study was initiated in 1989. Three out of four respondents indicated JCCC attendance had improved their quality of life. The most common reasons given for leaving JCCC were completion of desired courses and work schedule conflicts. Appended are data tables of findings, the survey instrument, and cover letters. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.