ERIC Number: ED460689
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Westchester Community College Study of Graduates, 1997.
Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research.
In fall 1997, Westchester Community College (WCC) in New York conducted a survey of 970 students who graduated in summer or fall of 1996 or spring of 1997 to determine their educational and work-related outcomes. The study provides information about these graduates in three ways. First, it profiles their demographic, educational, and work-related characteristics; second, it compares them with graduates from previous years to identify existing trends; and third, it provides results of an evaluation of the services and resources offered at WCC. Study findings, based on responses from 386 graduates (39.8%), included the following: (1) the percentage of females (58.1%) remains higher than that of males (41.9%); (2) the percentage of Blacks (16%) has decreased slightly over the previous year, while the percentage of Hispanics (11.1%) continues to increase; (3) the percentage of students transferring to a four-year college (58.8%) remained nearly constant; (4) satisfaction with jobs obtained is favorable; and (5) respondents continue to give high evaluation marks with regard to overall college experience, courses in their majors, and availability of courses. Appended are Five-Year Comparisons of Graduates, Demographic Profiles of Graduates, Municipalities, Counties of Residence, Curriculum Profiles, Firms Employing, and Colleges being attended by 1997 graduates as well as the questionnaire used for the survey. (AS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Westchester Community Coll., Valhalla, NY. Office of Institutional Research.