ERIC Number: ED462992
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up of JCCC Career Program Completers: Class of 1999-2000.
Conklin, Karen A.
This paper presents the results of a follow-up study of students who completed a Johnson County Community College (JCCC) (Kansas) career program. Of 699 students on a list of completers, 465 returned surveys for an adjusted response rate of 67%. Of 176 potential respondents who were employers of students, 124 returned surveys for an adjusted response rate of 71%. The survey found that: (1) the average annual salary reported by respondents employed full-time in a job related to their career program is at a high of $34,174 for the class of 2000; (2) male respondents who were employed full-time in a job related to their career program continued to out-earn females--for the class of 2000, the overall salary average reported by males was 5% higher than that reported by females; (3) 83% of respondents were satisfied with their current job; (4) 74% of respondents working in a related job had not been employed in their current job prior to attending JCCC; (5) more than 70% of respondents reported improvement in their tolerance for people and ideas, decision making skills, time management skills, knowledge of the arts and sciences, and in clarifying their personal values and goals; and (6) the majority of employers were satisfied with the preparation of the career program completer in their employ. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Johnson County Community Coll., Overland Park, KS. Office of Institutional Research.