ERIC Number: ED446794
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
2000 Follow-Up Study of Fiscal Year 1999 Occupational Program Graduates.
Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.
Provides information from 1,504 graduates of selected occupational programs regarding the effectiveness of their Illinois community college experience. Data for this report were obtained from responses to a standardized survey. The survey instrument addresses attendance objective, education status, employment status, salary, employment start-up, geographic location of employment, and satisfaction with employment and components of the educational program completed. Part 1 of this report provides an overall summary of survey outcomes. Part 2 includes an in-depth analysis of survey results according to specific program areas. Overall findings are as follows: (1) 93.3% of graduates were employed or pursuing additional education or both, and 89% of the occupational completers were employed; (2) among working graduates, 87% held full-time status in their current jobs, 81% were employed in positions related to the field in which they studied at the community college, 78% obtained their current positions while enrolled or after graduating, 94% were employed in Illinois, and the average salary was $12.36/hour; (3) graduates employed full-time earned the equivalent of about $26,458; (4) the average rate of unemployment was 4%; (5) nearly 23% of the respondents were pursuing additional education; and (6) on average, graduates expressed satisfaction with components of their program and with college services. Appendices contain data tables derived from survey results. (Contains 14 references.) (VWC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Community Colleges, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup
For full text: http://www.iccb.state.il.us/pdf/occfup00rpt.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois Community Coll. Board, Springfield.