Follow-Up Survey of PVCC Graduates of the Class of 1998-99. Research Report.Report as inadecuate

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This report presents findings reported in the follow-up survey of Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) (Virginia) graduates of the class of 1998-99. Graduates were surveyed during the spring of 2000 to determine what jobs they had obtained, which schools they were attending, how much they earned, how satisfied they were with their employment or schooling, and what impact PVCC had upon their careers and education. Highlights include: (1) graduates were very satisfied with the quality of college services--an overwhelming majority of survey respondents were either very much or somewhat satisfied with the quality of services (97%) and academic programs (98%) provided by PVCC; (2) nearly one-half believed that their PVCC education had contributed "very much" to their ability to reason logically (50%), research a topic (54%), solve problems (50%), speak clearly and effectively (49%), understand and use computers (57%), understand and use math (49%), and write clearly and effectively (57%); (3) wage earnings were a primary source of financial support for 1998-99 graduates--nearly nine out of ten respondents (89%) were employed while attending PVCC; (4) four of every ten respondents (41%) were enrolled in postsecondary institutions at the time of the survey; and (5) three-quarters of the survey respondents (75%) were employed at the time of the survey. (JA)

Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduate Surveys, Participant Satisfaction, Student Attitudes, Student Surveys, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup

Author: Payne, William H., Jr.; Head, Ronald B.


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