ERIC Number: ED444634
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Long-Term Follow-Up Study of 1994-95 Career Program Completers.
Conklin, Karen A.
This report presents the 1999 major findings about long-term career program completers who left Kansas' Johnson County Community College in 1994-95. The report summarizes data on utilization of community college preparation, experiences with their full-time related job, hourly wage and satisfaction with their full-time related job, community college experiences, and satisfaction with community college experiences. Nearly 83% of the respondents were employed in a job related to their community college career program and, of those, 88% were working full-time, about the same percentages reported in the past. Nearly 60% of the respondents had earned promotions, 64% had received some form of professional recognition, and 76% had earned salary increases. The average hourly wage reported by respondents had increased year after year. The difference in the average hourly earnings of males vs. females nearly doubled over the past four studies. Over 85% of respondents expressed satisfaction with their full-time related job. Eight out of 10 respondents in each of the past 5 years indicated their community college experiences had helped to enhance their self-confidence. Nine out of 10 respondents to long-term follow-up studies conducted in each of the past five years indicated their community college experiences had improved their quality of life. Appendices include tabled findings, the survey instrument, and cover letters. (VWC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.