ERIC Number: ED457876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1999-2000. Research Report.
Shields, Jennifer A.
Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) surveyed its 1999-2000 graduates in the winter of 2001 to determine how satisfied they were with their PVCC experience, what jobs they had obtained, which schools they were attending, how much they earned, and what impact PVCC had upon their careers and education. Of the 277 graduates contacted, 133 returned completed surveys (response rate 48%). Results indicated that: (1) 98% were satisfied with the quality of services provided by PVCC; (2) 98% of respondents were satisfied with the overall quality of their academic program; (3) 34% were enrolled in a postsecondary institution at the time of the survey; (4) enrolled respondents earned a mean grade point average of 3.5 at their respective colleges; (5) more than nine out of 10 respondents (94%) felt that the level of academic preparation they received at PVCC was either excellent or good; (6) 90% indicated that the credits they earned at PVCC transferred easily to the four-year institution; (7) 76% were employed at the time of the survey, two-thirds of whom worked full time; and (8) the average annual salary earned by employed respondents was $16,795-on average, respondents estimated that their salaries would have been $7,394 lower if they had not attended PVCC. Appended are the survey instrument and graduate comments. (EMH)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Community Colleges, Employment, Graduate Surveys, Institutional Evaluation, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student College Relationship, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.pvcc.cc.va.us/ir.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Piedmont Virginia Community Coll., Charlottesville, VA. Office of Institutional Research and Planning.