ERIC Number: ED444633
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
5-Year Report of JCCC Career Programs, Fall 1993 to Spring 1998.
Conklin, Karen A.
This document summarizes important findings from the last five follow-up studies of career program completers (Class of 1993-94 to Class of 1997-98) conducted at Kansas' Johnson County Community College (JCCC). Major findings are reported on enrollments, profile of students in spring 1998 career program classes, completions, respondents to short-term follow-up studies, status after program completion, wages of respondents employed in a full-time related job, and respondent and employer satisfaction. Career program enrollments declined in four of the past five years and then rebounded slightly in 1997-98. A smaller percent of female, part-time, and younger students were found in career program classes than in the JCCC student body as a whole in spring 1998. The percent of students completing career programs compared to total enrollments has increased substantially in the last two years of the study. Nearly 82% of respondents reported that they were working in a job related to their career program. The overall average hourly wage of respondents employed full-time in a job related to their career program increased by 20% between the follow-ups of the Class of 1993-94 and the Class of 1997-98. Six out of seven respondents expressed satisfaction with their current full-time, program-related job, for a five-year composite average of 83%. (An appendix includes tabled data.) (VWC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.