ERIC Number: ED475561
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Palomar College 1999-2000 Vocational Education Follow-Up Survey. Series Two of the Vocational Education Impact Study of Palomar Graduates.
Barton, Michelle; Brown, Pamela L.
This 2002 follow-up survey of vocational education outcomes for Palomar College (California) presents survey methodology and highlights of results. The Office of Institutional Research and Planning identified 590 students who earned either an Associate of Arts degree or Certificate of Achievement from a vocational education program during the 1999-2000 school year. After all students were called by phone, and ineligible or unreachable students were eliminated, 238 eligible respondents were reached. A total of 194 interviews were conducted, resulting in a response rate of 82%. Findings include (1) 84.5% of respondents indicated Palomar was their first choice in academic institutions to pursue the degree or certificate obtained; and (2) 31% indicated their overall experience was excellent and that they would change nothing, while 47% indicated their experience was very good but they would change a few things. The six top responses regarding educational goals were as follows: (1) to obtain skills for a new or different job (26.8%): (2) to improve job skills for current job (16.5%); (3) to transfer to another college or university (11.3%); (4) to prepare to change careers (9.8%); (5) to improve self (8.8%); and (6) did not know at the time, or did not clearly indicate an objective (19.6%). (NB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Community Colleges, Degrees (Academic), Educational Assessment, Educational Objectives, Evaluation, Followup Studies, Institutional Evaluation, Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Participant Satisfaction, Program Effectiveness, Success, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Palomar Coll., San Marcos, CA.