Graduate Follow-Up Survey
2000-01

What was your primary educational objective at this community college?'


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Transfer to another college after earning a degree cert at 170 34.5 35.3 35.3
Transfer to another college without earning a degree certi 20 4.1 4.1 39.4
Earn a degree certificate at SCCC with plans for employment 268 54.4 55.6 95.0
Enroll in course work to learn or upgrade job skills 10 2.0 2.1 97.1
Enroll in course work for personal enrichment,enjoyment 7 1.4 1.5 98.5
Uncertain 7 1.4 1.5 100.0
Total 482 97.8 100.0
Missing System 11 2.2

Total 493 100.0


Indicate the statement below which best describes your employment status six months after completing your program of study


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Employed in job related to program of study 274 55.6 57.1 57.1
Employed in job not related to program of study 128 26.0 26.7 83.8
Entered the military 6 1.2 1.3 85.0
Unemployed but not seeking employment 50 10.1 10.4 95.4
Unemployed and seeking employment 22 4.5 4.6 100.0
Total 480 97.4 100.0
Missing System 13 2.6

Total 493 100.0


Were you still employed twelve months after completing your program of study?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 77 15.6 16.3 16.3
Yes employed full-time 297 60.2 63.1 79.4
Yes, employed part-time 97 19.7 20.6 100.0
Total 471 95.5 100.0
Missing System 22 4.5

Total 493 100.0


If you are currently employed what is your annual/yearly salary?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Less than $20,000 78 15.8 20.8 20.8
$20,000 to $29,000' 74 15.0 19.7 40.5
$30,000 to $39,000 82 16.6 21.9 62.4
$40,000 to $49,000 47 9.5 12.5 74.9
$50,000 to $59,000 64 13.0 17.1 92.0
$60,000 or more 30 6.1 8.0 100.0
Total 375 76.1 100.0
Missing System 118 23.9

Total 493 100.0


If you are currently employed in which geographic area do you work?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Suffolk County 345 70.0 82.1 82.1
Nassau County 44 8.9 10.5 92.6
New York City (Manhattan,Bklyn,Brnx,Qns,Sta Is) 20 4.1 4.8 97.4
Upstate New York 3 .6 .7 98.1
Out-of State 8 1.6 1.9 100.0
Total 420 85.2 100.0
Missing System 73 14.8

Total 493 100.0


Six months after completing your program of study were you enrolled in an additional career related education or training program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid
35 7.1 7.1 7.1
Adelphi University 7 1.4 1.4 8.5
Dowling College 33 6.7 6.7 15.2
Hofstra University 5 1.0 1.0 16.2
LIU (CW Post,Southhampton, or Brooklyn) 22 4.5 4.5 20.7
NYIT (Old Westbury, Central Islip, Manhattan) 10 2.0 2.0 22.7
St. Johns University 5 1.0 1.0 23.7
St. Josephs College (Patchogue) 42 8.5 8.5 32.3
Suffolk County Community College 9 1.8 1.8 34.1
SUNY Farmingdale 17 3.4 3.4 37.5
SUNY Old Westbury 7 1.4 1.4 38.9
SUNY Stony Brook 35 7.1 7.1 46.0
Other Long Island College 6 1.2 1.2 47.3
Other SUNY college-university 8 1.6 1.6 48.9
Other New York State college-university 11 2.2 2.2 51.1
Out-of-state college-university 11 2.2 2.2 53.3
None 230 46.7 46.7 100.0
Total 493 100.0 100.0


Which college are you attending or did you attend after graduating SCCC?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 293 59.4 61.4 61.4
Yes enrolled full-time 113 22.9 23.7 85.1
yes enrolled part-time 71 14.4 14.9 100.0
Total 477 96.8 100.0
Missing System 16 3.2

Total 493 100.0


When you enrolled at SCCC were you out of school for two or more years


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 201 40.8 42.3 42.3
Yes 274 55.6 57.7 100.0
Total 475 96.3 100.0
Missing System 18 3.7

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you classified as disabled?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 443 89.9 96.1 96.1
Yes 18 3.7 3.9 100.0
Total 461 93.5 100.0
Missing System 32 6.5

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you working primarily as a homemaker?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 355 72.0 79.4 79.4
Yes 92 18.7 20.6 100.0
Total 447 90.7 100.0
Missing System 46 9.3

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you dependant on the income of another family member and then lost it?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 382 77.5 86.0 86.0
Yes 62 12.6 14.0 100.0
Total 444 90.1 100.0
Missing System 49 9.9

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you unemployed and experiencing difficulty obtaining employment?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 424 86.0 96.1 96.1
Yes 17 3.4 3.9 100.0
Total 441 89.5 100.0
Missing System 52 10.5

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you underemployed and experiencing difficulty upgrading your employment?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 356 72.2 80.2 80.2
Yes 88 17.8 19.8 100.0
Total 444 90.1 100.0
Missing System 49 9.9

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you or did you become a single parent?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 399 80.9 89.9 89.9
Yes 45 9.1 10.1 100.0
Total 444 90.1 100.0
Missing System 49 9.9

Total 493 100.0


While you were attending SCCC did you have difficulty speaking reading writing or understanding English?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 431 87.4 96.9 96.9
Yes 14 2.8 3.1 100.0
Total 445 90.3 100.0
Missing System 48 9.7

Total 493 100.0


Is English your native language?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 40 8.1 8.7 8.7
Yes 418 84.8 91.3 100.0
Total 458 92.9 100.0
Missing System 35 7.1

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (Pell Grant)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 312 63.3 77.2 77.2
Yes 92 18.7 22.8 100.0
Total 404 81.9 100.0
Missing System 89 18.1

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (TAP)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 270 54.8 66.5 66.5
Yes 136 27.6 33.5 100.0
Total 406 82.4 100.0
Missing System 87 17.6

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (APTS)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 352 71.4 90.7 90.7
Yes 36 7.3 9.3 100.0
Total 388 78.7 100.0
Missing System 105 21.3

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (EOP)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 381 77.3 98.4 98.4
Yes 6 1.2 1.6 100.0
Total 387 78.5 100.0
Missing System 106 21.5

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (HEOP)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 370 75.1 95.9 95.9
Yes 16 3.2 4.1 100.0
Total 386 78.3 100.0
Missing System 107 21.7

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (SEEK)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 382 77.5 99.7 99.7
Yes 1 .2 .3 100.0
Total 383 77.7 100.0
Missing System 110 22.3

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (CD)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 380 77.1 100.0 100.0
Missing System 113 22.9

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (BIA)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 394 79.9 100.0 100.0
Missing System 99 20.1

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (TANIF)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 384 77.9 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .6 .8 100.0
Total 387 78.5 100.0
Missing System 106 21.5

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (JTPA)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 385 78.1 98.7 98.7
Yes 5 1.0 1.3 100.0
Total 390 79.1 100.0
Missing System 103 20.9

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs (SSI)?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 379 76.9 99.7 99.7
Yes 1 .2 .3 100.0
Total 380 77.1 100.0
Missing System 113 22.9

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs Safety Net?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 383 77.7 100.0 100.0
Missing System 110 22.3

Total 493 100.0


Did you participate in any of the following programs Food Stamps?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 388 78.7 99.5 99.5
Yes 2 .4 .5 100.0
Total 390 79.1 100.0
Missing System 103 20.9

Total 493 100.0


If single was your total family income below $10,750?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 327 66.3 85.6 85.6
Yes 55 11.2 14.4 100.0
Total 382 77.5 100.0
Missing System 111 22.5

Total 493 100.0


If married was your total family income below $17,600?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 298 60.4 97.4 97.4
Yes 8 1.6 2.6 100.0
Total 306 62.1 100.0
Missing System 187 37.9

Total 493 100.0


Overall quality of instruction


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 4 .8 1.0 1.0
Very Dissatisfied 2 .4 .5 1.4
Dissatisfied 7 1.4 1.7 3.1
Neutral 51 10.3 12.3 15.4
Satisfied 183 37.1 44.0 59.4
Very Satisfied 169 34.3 40.6 100.0
Total 416 84.4 100.0
Missing System 77 15.6

Total 493 100.0


Transfer of credits fromSuffolk to another college


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 143 29.0 35.8 35.8
Very Dissatisfied 3 .6 .8 36.6
Dissatisfied 8 1.6 2.0 38.6
Neutral 42 8.5 10.5 49.1
Satisfied 77 15.6 19.3 68.4
Very Satisfied 126 25.6 31.6 100.0
Total 399 80.9 100.0
Missing System 94 19.1

Total 493 100.0


Quality of program in SCCC major


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 1 .2 .2 .2
Very Dissatisfied 5 1.0 1.2 1.5
Dissatisfied 11 2.2 2.7 4.1
Neutral 48 9.7 11.7 15.9
Satisfied 147 29.8 35.9 51.7
Very Satisfied 198 40.2 48.3 100.0
Total 410 83.2 100.0
Missing System 83 16.8

Total 493 100.0


Quality of laboratory facilities at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 64 13.0 16.2 16.2
Very Dissatisfied 6 1.2 1.5 17.7
Dissatisfied 25 5.1 6.3 24.0
Neutral 81 16.4 20.5 44.4
Satisfied 114 23.1 28.8 73.2
Very Satisfied 106 21.5 26.8 100.0
Total 396 80.3 100.0
Missing System 97 19.7

Total 493 100.0


Quality of computer facilities at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 53 10.8 13.4 13.4
Very Dissatisfied 9 1.8 2.3 15.6
Dissatisfied 21 4.3 5.3 20.9
Neutral 68 13.8 17.1 38.0
Satisfied 144 29.2 36.3 74.3
Very Satisfied 102 20.7 25.7 100.0
Total 397 80.5 100.0
Missing System 96 19.5

Total 493 100.0


Quality of library services and materials


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 34 6.9 8.7 8.7
Very Dissatisfied 4 .8 1.0 9.7
Dissatisfied 17 3.4 4.3 14.0
Neutral 65 13.2 16.5 30.5
Satisfied 151 30.6 38.4 69.0
Very Satisfied 122 24.7 31.0 100.0
Total 393 79.7 100.0
Missing System 100 20.3

Total 493 100.0


Quality of athletic facilities


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 201 40.8 51.4 51.4
Very Dissatisfied 14 2.8 3.6 55.0
Dissatisfied 12 2.4 3.1 58.1
Neutral 55 11.2 14.1 72.1
Satisfied 57 11.6 14.6 86.7
Very Satisfied 52 10.5 13.3 100.0
Total 391 79.3 100.0
Missing System 102 20.7

Total 493 100.0


Quality of registration services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 3 .6 .8 .8
Very Dissatisfied 14 2.8 3.5 4.3
Dissatisfied 20 4.1 5.1 9.4
Neutral 89 18.1 22.5 31.9
Satisfied 150 30.4 38.0 69.9
Very Satisfied 119 24.1 30.1 100.0
Total 395 80.1 100.0
Missing System 98 19.9

Total 493 100.0


Quality of academic advising services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 43 8.7 10.7 10.7
Very Dissatisfied 17 3.4 4.2 14.9
Dissatisfied 22 4.5 5.5 20.3
Neutral 80 16.2 19.9 40.2
Satisfied 134 27.2 33.3 73.4
Very Satisfied 107 21.7 26.6 100.0
Total 403 81.7 100.0
Missing System 90 18.3

Total 493 100.0


Quality of financial aid services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 156 31.6 39.7 39.7
Very Dissatisfied 7 1.4 1.8 41.5
Dissatisfied 19 3.9 4.8 46.3
Neutral 56 11.4 14.2 60.6
Satisfied 77 15.6 19.6 80.2
Very Satisfied 78 15.8 19.8 100.0
Total 393 79.7 100.0
Missing System 100 20.3

Total 493 100.0


Quality of personal counseling services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 154 31.2 38.0 38.0
Very Dissatisfied 12 2.4 3.0 41.0
Dissatisfied 14 2.8 3.5 44.4
Neutral 81 16.4 20.0 64.4
Satisfied 74 15.0 18.3 82.7
Very Satisfied 70 14.2 17.3 100.0
Total 405 82.2 100.0
Missing System 88 17.8

Total 493 100.0


Quality of career planning and placement services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 175 35.5 44.2 44.2
Very Dissatisfied 11 2.2 2.8 47.0
Dissatisfied 23 4.7 5.8 52.8
Neutral 70 14.2 17.7 70.5
Satisfied 56 11.4 14.1 84.6
Very Satisfied 61 12.4 15.4 100.0
Total 396 80.3 100.0
Missing System 97 19.7

Total 493 100.0


Variety of instructional approaches used in the classroom


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 11 2.2 2.8 2.8
Very Dissatisfied 6 1.2 1.5 4.4
Dissatisfied 11 2.2 2.8 7.2
Neutral 86 17.4 22.2 29.4
Satisfied 167 33.9 43.0 72.4
Very Satisfied 107 21.7 27.6 100.0
Total 388 78.7 100.0
Missing System 105 21.3

Total 493 100.0


College provisions for the physically challened


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 237 48.1 61.2 61.2
Very Dissatisfied 2 .4 .5 61.8
Dissatisfied 8 1.6 2.1 63.8
Neutral 58 11.8 15.0 78.8
Satisfied 37 7.5 9.6 88.4
Very Satisfied 45 9.1 11.6 100.0
Total 387 78.5 100.0
Missing System 106 21.5

Total 493 100.0


Variety of courses offered at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 28 5.7 11.5 11.5
Very Dissatisfied 2 .4 .8 12.3
Dissatisfied 10 2.0 4.1 16.4
Neutral 51 10.3 20.9 37.3
Satisfied 105 21.3 43.0 80.3
Very Satisfied 48 9.7 19.7 100.0
Total 244 49.5 100.0
Missing System 249 50.5

Total 493 100.0


Preparation for future academic study


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 43 8.7 10.8 10.8
Very Dissatisfied 7 1.4 1.8 12.6
Dissatisfied 15 3.0 3.8 16.3
Neutral 80 16.2 20.1 36.4
Satisfied 148 30.0 37.2 73.6
Very Satisfied 105 21.3 26.4 100.0
Total 398 80.7 100.0
Missing System 95 19.3

Total 493 100.0


Preparation to enter job market


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 49 9.9 12.7 12.7
Very Dissatisfied 11 2.2 2.9 15.6
Dissatisfied 18 3.7 4.7 20.3
Neutral 85 17.2 22.1 42.3
Satisfied 112 22.7 29.1 71.4
Very Satisfied 110 22.3 28.6 100.0
Total 385 78.1 100.0
Missing System 108 21.9

Total 493 100.0


Concern for me as an individual


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 7 1.4 1.8 1.8
Very Dissatisfied 11 2.2 2.8 4.6
Dissatisfied 21 4.3 5.3 9.9
Neutral 105 21.3 26.6 36.5
Satisfied 136 27.6 34.4 70.9
Very Satisfied 115 23.3 29.1 100.0
Total 395 80.1 100.0
Missing System 98 19.9

Total 493 100.0


College response to older/non-traditional students


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 53 10.8 13.5 13.5
Very Dissatisfied 4 .8 1.0 14.5
Dissatisfied 10 2.0 2.6 17.1
Neutral 59 12.0 15.1 32.1
Satisfied 124 25.2 31.6 63.8
Very Satisfied 142 28.8 36.2 100.0
Total 392 79.5 100.0
Missing System 101 20.5

Total 493 100.0


Class size relative to type of course


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 6 1.2 1.5 1.5
Very Dissatisfied 1 .2 .3 1.8
Dissatisfied 2 .4 .5 2.3
Neutral 58 11.8 14.9 17.2
Satisfied 152 30.8 39.0 56.2
Very Satisfied 171 34.7 43.8 100.0
Total 390 79.1 100.0
Missing System 103 20.9

Total 493 100.0


Multi-cultural content of courses


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 81 16.4 21.0 21.0
Very Dissatisfied 3 .6 .8 21.8
Dissatisfied 13 2.6 3.4 25.1
Neutral 79 16.0 20.5 45.6
Satisfied 118 23.9 30.6 76.2
Very Satisfied 92 18.7 23.8 100.0
Total 386 78.3 100.0
Missing System 107 21.7

Total 493 100.0


General condition of buildings/grounds


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 2 .4 .5 .5
Very Dissatisfied 8 1.6 2.1 2.6
Dissatisfied 27 5.5 7.0 9.6
Neutral 88 17.8 22.9 32.6
Satisfied 162 32.9 42.2 74.7
Very Satisfied 97 19.7 25.3 100.0
Total 384 77.9 100.0
Missing System 109 22.1

Total 493 100.0


General condition of classrooms


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 3 .6 .8 .8
Very Dissatisfied 20 4.1 5.3 6.1
Dissatisfied 34 6.9 9.0 15.2
Neutral 87 17.6 23.1 38.3
Satisfied 151 30.6 40.2 78.5
Very Satisfied 81 16.4 21.5 100.0
Total 376 76.3 100.0
Missing System 117 23.7

Total 493 100.0


Would you recommend SCCC to a friend


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid no 21 4.3 4.6 4.6
Yes 432 87.6 95.4 100.0
Total 453 91.9 100.0
Missing System 40 8.1

Total 493 100.0