ERIC Number: ED458908
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Lane Community College Student Follow-Up Study, Spring 2001. 1999-2000 Students: One Year Later.
Sandoz, Sylvia J.
This 2001 follow-up study conducted in the spring of 2001 and reported in the fall of 2001,targeted 2 groups of former Lane Community College (LCC) (Oregon) students. Surveys were mailed to all 1990-2000 graduates (students who earned a degree or certificate). The second group contacted were students who had achieved no formal award (NFA). These were students who earned 60 or more units toward a degree, earned 12 or more credits during at least 1 term, did not earn a degree or certificate, and did not return to LCC for fall term 2000. The data were analyzed according to respondents' completion status--graduate or NFA--and major grouping--a professional technical (PT) major or lower-division collegiate (LDC) transfer major. A total of 1,604 students were contacted for the study. The overall response rate of 39% was fairly typical of recent surveys. Results include: (1) overall, 55% of the respondents were in the 18-to-29 age group; (2) 45% of females responded to the survey, while 32% of males responded; (3) 85% of graduates indicated they had accomplished their educational goals; (4) 43% of NFA respondents indicated they left Lane because they transferred or moved out of the area; and (5) 52% of LDC respondents who did not obtain a degree or certificate indicated they left Lane because they transferred. The Transfer Student Survey and the Professional Technical Student Survey Instruments are appended. (Contains 41 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.