ERIC Number: ED475433
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-25
Reference Count: N/A
Parkland College Transfer Program Graduate Follow-Up Survey, 2001-2002.
Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL. Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation.
This study presents findings from the 2001-2002 Transfer Program Follow-Up Survey of Parkland College (Illinois) graduates. A total of 423 students from baccalaureate/transfer programs were contacted approximately 6 weeks after graduation. Of those, 253 returned surveys, for a response rate of 59.8%. More than 58% of respondents were female, 81% were white, 7.6% were black, and 77% were under 25 years old. More than 46% of graduates were in A.S. programs and 42% were in A.A. programs. Almost 89% of respondents attended Parkland with an intent to transfer to a four-year college or university, and 86% indicated they would enroll in one the following semester. Satisfaction rates for all seven major programs were high. Between 77.4% and 97.1% felt very or somewhat satisfied with (1) course content (97.1%); (2) equipment, facilities, materials (96.7%); (3) lectures (96.3%); and (4) preparation for further education (91.3%). Nearly 79% of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that their experience at Parkland improved their abilities to solve problems, while 78.3% indicated improvement in writing, 72.6% in speaking, 72.1% in doing math, and 57.6% in reading. More graduates reported they transferred to the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (15.1%) and to Illinois State University (11.8%) than to the other 12 in-state and 16 out-of-state institutions reported. Survey instrument appended. (Contains 22 tables.) (NB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Parkland Coll., Champaign, IL. Office of Institutional Research and Evaluation.