ERIC Number: ED428824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Career Program Completers: Class of 1996-97.
Conklin, Karen A.
Each year, Johnson County Community College (JCCC, Kansas) conducts follow-up studies of students who completed a JCCC career program during the previous academic year. This report summarizes findings, based on both graduates' and their employers' satisfaction with JCCC, for the follow-up study of the class of 1996-97. Out of a list of 573 graduates working in a job related to their community college program, 494 completed surveys for an adjusted response rate of 86%. These graduates identified a total of 241 employers who were subsequently surveyed by mail regarding the preparedness of JCCC employees. One hundred and seventy-eight employers returned surveys for an adjusted response rate of 74%. This report presents findings related to utilization of community college preparation, community college experiences, satisfaction with JCCC, current educational endeavors and future educational plans, and employers' perceptions of JCCC's programs and graduates. Over 83% of graduate respondents were employed in a job related to their community college career program, and another 10% were working in an unrelated job. Average annual salary for full-time employment was $28,960, with males continuing to out-earn females. More than 91% of graduates expressed satisfaction with JCCC curriculum, instruction, facilities, and faculty. Further, the vast majority of employers surveyed were satisfied with the preparation of the career program completer in their employ. Appended are tabled findings and research instruments. (AS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.