ERIC Number: ED447849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Tidewater Community College 1998 Graduate Survey Study.
This report presents Tidewater Community College's (TCC's) (Virginia) 1998 graduate survey study. Approximately half of the graduates attended another college or university prior to enrolling at TCC. A small portion enrolled directly from high school. Almost three-fourths of the graduates were working either full- or part-time while enrolled, and 20% were on military active duty or were discharged from the military service. The primary reasons students gave for attending TCC are: low tuition, a location close to home, and courses/curriculum of interest. After graduation, 73% of the graduates were employed either full- or part-time. Approximately three out of five graduates were working for the same company that employed them during their enrollment, and almost a third of this group received a promotion or pay raise after earning their degree. Approximately half of the graduates continued their education after graduation in a four-year institution or were enrolled full-time. Since 1994, the percentage of graduates who felt they regained or made progress in developing basic computer skills has increased from 71% to 85%. Between 80-90% of the graduates indicated they were adequately prepared in writing, speaking, and math skills, defining and solving problems, understanding written information, and thinking creatively. Graduates were overwhelmingly satisfied with the TCC experience. (VWC)
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Opportunities, Graduate Surveys, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.tc.cc.va.us/admin/ir/irreport.htm.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tidewater Community Coll., Portsmouth, VA.