ERIC Number: ED443454
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates, Class of 1996-97.
Payne, William H., Jr.
A follow-up survey was conducted on the 1996-97 Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) graduates 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. Eighty-eight graduates completed the survey, for a response rate of 32.1% (the lowest in the decade). Some of the major findings of the study are as follows: (1) an overwhelming majority of respondents (98.8%) indicated that they were satisfied with the quality of their academic programs at PVCC; (2) approximately eight out of ten respondents supported themselves through wage earnings while attending PVCC; (3) the mean grade point average of the 1996-97 graduates who transferred to postsecondary institutions were 3.19; (4) nine 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 75% of the employed respondents worked full time; and (6) about half of the employed respondents felt that their degree from PVCC helped them to obtain their current job. Appendices include survey results, graduate comments, the cover letter, and the survey instrument. (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.