ERIC Number: ED443472
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
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Graduate Follow-Up Survey, Fall 1998.
Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.
This report presents the methodology, data analysis, results, and highlights of a graduate follow-up survey conducted in 1998 at Nevada's Truckee Meadows Community College (TMCC) for the 1996-97 graduating cohort. The goal of the study was to find out graduates' opinions of TMCC, their employment status and location, and the extent to which students attributed the attainment of their job and or advancements within an occupation to the education they received at the college. A broader intent of the research was to establish a student employment database that could be utilized to initiate a TMCC employer satisfaction survey. Almost three-quarters of the 110 (27%) respondents felt that their overall experience at TMCC was good, and 91% reported that they would definitely recommend TMCC to a relative or friend. Of those who obtained a vocational degree (either AAS or certificate), 72% were working full-time and 65% were employed in a field directly related to their degree. Of those who obtained academic degrees (AA, AGS), 50% were working full-time and 40% were employed in a field directly related to their degree. The top skills graduates declared they gained from attending TMCC were as follows: improvement in decision making (85%); broadening of intellectual interests (82%); respect for varying points of view (82%); and the ability to write clearly (78%). (JA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Truckee Meadows Community Coll., Sparks, NV.