ERIC Number: ED442510
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Cabrillo College Vocational Education Follow-Up Survey, 1999.
Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA. Office of Institutional Research.
This document presents the 1999 annual follow-up survey by Cabrillo College (California), which explores the reasons students chose Cabrillo, why they left if they did not complete the program, their satisfaction with the program and ideas for improvements, and comparisons of employment and wage level between completers of a program and leavers, or those who did not complete a program. Over 60% of completers stated that their goal was to obtain a vocational degree as compared to 40% of leavers, who also stated a higher proportion of less specific goals such as self-enrichment. Completers may be more likely to be focused on obtaining a degree in one specific program. For instance, all the multi-program students were leavers. Leavers stated lack of time, finances, job changes, and personal matters were the top reasons for not continuing. Most respondents reported high satisfaction with all programs and were interested in taking more classes at Cabrillo. Computer and interpersonal skills were stated as most needed after leaving Cabrillo. Employment did not significantly differ by completion status. Completers in general earned higher incomes than did leavers. Completers are proportionately more likely to be working in their field than leavers, especially for the Dental Hygiene and Nursing Programs. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA. Office of Institutional Research.