ERIC Number: ED428823
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Career Program Completers, 1993-94: A Long-Term Follow-up Study.
Conklin, Karen A.
This long-term follow-up study, conducted in the summer of 1998 by Johnson County Community College (JCCC, Kansas) focused on graduates, certificate recipients, and students identified by career program administrators as leaving with marketable skills in 1993-94. Since first administering this type of survey in 1989, JCCC has gained a broader perspective of the job satisfaction of its former students, their opportunities for advancement, salaries, and other variables that influence students' career decision-making process. Of 434 potential respondents, 149 returned mail surveys and 202 completed telephone interviews for an adjusted response rate of 81%. This report highlights major findings of the study related to utilization of community college preparation, experience with full-time related job, hourly wage, satisfaction with full-time job, and satisfaction with community college experiences. Nearly 83% of 1998 respondents were employed in a job related to their community college career program, about the same percentage reported by respondents to the long-term studies conducted in 1995, 1996, and 1997. Of those, 88% were working full-time, a decrease compared to the three years prior. Eight out of ten rated their working conditions, level of responsibility, and job in general as excellent or good in each of the past four years. Appended are data tables and survey instruments. (AS)
Descriptors: Career Development, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Employment Level, Followup Studies, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Outcomes of Education, Salaries, School Effectiveness, Student Characteristics, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.