ERIC Number: ED442495
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jul-1
Reference Count: N/A
Westchester Community College Study of Graduates, 1998.
Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.
This report presents the results of a survey of the 1998 graduates of Westchester Community College. The 464 graduates responding to the survey have fared quite well since graduating. The mean salary of those employed full-time is $29,755. Two-thirds reported being employed, which is slightly less than last year's graduating class. Of those employed, however, slightly more reported being employed full-time than the previous year. A review of the demographic characteristics such as gender, ethnic background, and age of the entire Class of 1998 reveals several changes from previous graduating classes. For example, there are fewer female and more Hispanic students, and the percentage transferring to a four-year college remained nearly constant. The report presents results of those attending college full-time, degree aspirations, and factors facilitating transfer. The study reports on satisfaction with jobs and location of employment. Respondents continue to give high marks to the college on several broad questions (overall college experience, courses in major, and availability of courses). Respondents were also asked to rate their satisfaction with 20 of the college's services. Library services, computer services, tutorial services, and reading and math skills facilities received the highest percentage of very satisfied responses from students. A large percentage of respondents indicated that their goals (employment, transfer, academic, and personal) had been met by their college degree. The questionnaire used for the survey is included in the appendices. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.