September Research Brief Examines 2010-2011 Graduated Student Report

The September 2012 edition of Research & Practice details the reported satisfaction of students who graduated in December 2010 and May 2011.

According to the survey, graduates were pleased with their educational experience at the College: 95% reported an “excellent” or “good” overall educational experience at the College, and 98% would recommend the College to another person.

Of the 477 responding graduates, 51% of graduates said that they would not have been able to continue their education if community colleges were not available. Of Transfer-Related graduates, 70% reported attending another college since graduation.

For Career-Related graduates, more than half of surveyed graduates indicated that they are employed in a job related to their studies, working full time at their current job, began working at their job after their graduation from the College or are beginning a new job or receiving a promotion since leaving the College.

A total of 1,326 individuals graduated from the College during 2010-2011 academic year. An email invitation to the survey was sent to all graduates approximately 6 months after the May 2011 graduation, allowing graduates to enroll in other educational programs or find employment. Thirty-six percent of graduates completed the survey. The final number of completed surveys was the largest number of graduates who had completed a survey to date.

~ by Whitney Etter

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