ERIC Number: ED442511
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1995-96. Research Report.
Payne, William H., Jr.
A follow-up survey was conducted of the Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) graduates in summer term 1995, fall semester 1995, and spring semester 1996 to determine what jobs they had obtained, which schools they were attending, how much they earned, how satisfied they were with their employment or schooling, and what impact PVCC had upon their careers and education. Some of the major findings of the study are as follows: (1) an overwhelming majority of respondents (98.9%) indicated that they were satisfied with the quality of their academic programs at PVCC; (2) nearly nine out of ten respondents supported themselves through wage earnings while attending PVCC; (3) the mean grade point average of the 1995-96 graduates who transferred to postsecondary institutions was 3.32; (4) eight out of ten enrolled respondents indicated that the credits they earned at PVCC transferred as expected; (5) about 80% of survey respondents were employed at the time of the survey and around 82% of the employed respondents worked full time; and (6) about half of employed respondents felt that their degree from PVCC helped them to obtain their current job. (Includes four appendices.) (Author/JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.