Graduate Follow-Up Survey
2001-02

What was your primary educational objective at this community college


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Transfer to another college after earning a deg/cert at SCCC 156 41.3 41.9 41.9
Transfer to another college w/out earning a deg/cert at SCCC 7 1.9 1.9 43.8
Earn a degree/certificate at SCCC with plans for employment 183 48.4 49.2 93.0
Enroll in course work to learn or upgrade job skills 19 5.0 5.1 98.1
Enroll in course work for personal enrichment, enjoyment 4 1.1 1.1 99.2
Uncertain 3 .8 .8 100.0
Total 372 98.4 100.0
Missing System 6 1.6

Total 378 100.0


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 223 59.0 59.6 59.6
Employed in job not related to program of study 118 31.2 31.6 91.2
Entered the military 2 .5 .5 91.7
Unemployed but not seeking employment 24 6.3 6.4 98.1
Unemployed and seeking employment 7 1.9 1.9 100.0
Total 374 98.9 100.0
Missing System 4 1.1

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 46 12.2 12.3 12.3
Yes employed full-time 248 65.6 66.3 78.6
Yes, employed part-time 80 21.2 21.4 100.0
Total 374 98.9 100.0
Missing System 4 1.1

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Less than $20,000 50 13.2 22.5 22.5
$20,000 to $29,000 34 9.0 15.3 37.8
$30,000 to $39,000 54 14.3 24.3 62.2
$40,000 to $49,000 20 5.3 9.0 71.2
$50,000 to $59,000 34 9.0 15.3 86.5
$60,000 or more 30 7.9 13.5 100.0
Total 222 58.7 100.0
Missing System 156 41.3

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Suffolk County 274 72.5 82.8 82.8
Nassau County 33 8.7 10.0 92.7
New York City (Manhattan,Bklyn,Brnx,Qns,Sta Is) 19 5.0 5.7 98.5
Upstate New York 2 .5 .6 99.1
Out-of State 3 .8 .9 100.0
Total 331 87.6 100.0
Missing System 47 12.4

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid
12 3.2 3.2 3.2
Adelphi University 4 1.1 1.1 4.2
Dowling College 23 6.1 6.1 10.3
Hofstra University 10 2.6 2.6 13.0
LIU (CW Post,Southhampton, or Brooklyn) 11 2.9 2.9 15.9
NYIT (Old Westbury, Central Islip, Manhattan) 7 1.9 1.9 17.7
St. Johns University 5 1.3 1.3 19.0
St. Josephs College (Patchogue) 31 8.2 8.2 27.2
Suffolk County Community College 3 .8 .8 28.0
SUNY Farmingdale 9 2.4 2.4 30.4
SUNY Old Westbury 7 1.9 1.9 32.3
SUNY Stony Brook 29 7.7 7.7 39.9
Other Long Island College 9 2.4 2.4 42.3
Other SUNY college-university 5 1.3 1.3 43.7
Other New York State college-university 20 5.3 5.3 48.9
Out-of-state college-university 5 1.3 1.3 50.3
None 188 49.7 49.7 100.0
Total 378 100.0 100.0


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 No 259 68.5 69.4 69.4
Yes enrolled full-time 73 19.3 19.6 89.0
Yes enrolled part-time 41 10.8 11.0 100.0
Total 373 98.7 100.0
Missing System 5 1.3

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 170 45.0 45.8 45.8
Yes 201 53.2 54.2 100.0
Total 371 98.1 100.0
Missing System 7 1.9

Total 378 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you classified as disabled?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 361 95.5 97.0 97.0
Yes 11 2.9 3.0 100.0
Total 372 98.4 100.0
Missing System 6 1.6

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 307 81.2 83.4 83.4
Yes 61 16.1 16.6 100.0
Total 368 97.4 100.0
Missing System 10 2.6

Total 378 100.0


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 309 81.7 84.2 84.2
Yes 58 15.3 15.8 100.0
Total 367 97.1 100.0
Missing System 11 2.9

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 347 91.8 94.3 94.3
Yes 21 5.6 5.7 100.0
Total 368 97.4 100.0
Missing System 10 2.6

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 265 70.1 72.0 72.0
Yes 103 27.2 28.0 100.0
Total 368 97.4 100.0
Missing System 10 2.6

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 336 88.9 91.1 91.1
Yes 33 8.7 8.9 100.0
Total 369 97.6 100.0
Missing System 9 2.4

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 358 94.7 97.0 97.0
Yes 11 2.9 3.0 100.0
Total 369 97.6 100.0
Missing System 9 2.4

Total 378 100.0


Is English your native language?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 32 8.5 8.7 8.7
Yes 336 88.9 91.3 100.0
Total 368 97.4 100.0
Missing System 10 2.6

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Pell Grant Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 291 77.0 80.2 80.2
Yes 72 19.0 19.8 100.0
Total 363 96.0 100.0
Missing System 15 4.0

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Tuition Assistance Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 266 70.4 72.5 72.5
Yes 101 26.7 27.5 100.0
Total 367 97.1 100.0
Missing System 11 2.9

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Aid for Part-Time Study Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 318 84.1 89.6 89.6
Yes 37 9.8 10.4 100.0
Total 355 93.9 100.0
Missing System 23 6.1

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Educational Opportunity Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 351 92.9 98.6 98.6
Yes 5 1.3 1.4 100.0
Total 356 94.2 100.0
Missing System 22 5.8

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Higher Education Opportunity Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 349 92.3 98.0 98.0
Yes 7 1.9 2.0 100.0
Total 356 94.2 100.0
Missing System 22 5.8

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 354 93.7 99.7 99.7
Yes 1 .3 .3 100.0
Total 355 93.9 100.0
Missing System 23 6.1

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the College Discovery Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 354 93.7 99.7 99.7
Yes 1 .3 .3 100.0
Total 355 93.9 100.0
Missing System 23 6.1

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 354 93.7 99.7 99.7
Yes 1 .3 .3 100.0
Total 355 93.9 100.0
Missing System 23 6.1

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Family Assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 351 92.9 99.4 99.4
Yes 2 .5 .6 100.0
Total 353 93.4 100.0
Missing System 25 6.6

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Job Training Partnership Act Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 350 92.6 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .8 .8 100.0
Total 353 93.4 100.0
Missing System 25 6.6

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Social Security Insurance Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 349 92.3 98.9 98.9
Yes 4 1.1 1.1 100.0
Total 353 93.4 100.0
Missing System 25 6.6

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Safety Net Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 351 92.9 99.4 99.4
Yes 2 .5 .6 100.0
Total 353 93.4 100.0
Missing System 25 6.6

Total 378 100.0


Did you participate in the Food Stamps Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 348 92.1 99.1 99.1
Yes 3 .8 .9 100.0
Total 351 92.9 100.0
Missing System 27 7.1

Total 378 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 211 55.8 84.7 84.7
Yes 38 10.1 15.3 100.0
Total 249 65.9 100.0
Missing System 129 34.1

Total 378 100.0


If married was your total family income below $18,100?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 83 22.0 97.6 97.6
Yes 2 .5 2.4 100.0
Total 85 22.5 100.0
Missing System 293 77.5

Total 378 100.0


If married with 1 child was your total family income below $20,800?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 60 15.9 92.3 92.3
Yes 5 1.3 7.7 100.0
Total 65 17.2 100.0
Missing System 313 82.8

Total 378 100.0


If married with 2 children was your total family income below $24,850?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 83 22.0 95.4 95.4
Yes 4 1.1 4.6 100.0
Total 87 23.0 100.0
Missing System 291 77.0

Total 378 100.0


If married with 3 children was your total family income below $28,900?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 66 17.5 94.3 94.3
Yes 4 1.1 5.7 100.0
Total 70 18.5 100.0
Missing System 308 81.5

Total 378 100.0


If married with 4 children was your total family income below $32,950?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 46 12.2 95.8 95.8
Yes 2 .5 4.2 100.0
Total 48 12.7 100.0
Missing System 330 87.3

Total 378 100.0


If married with 5 children was your total family income below $37,000?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 44 11.6 97.8 97.8
Yes 1 .3 2.2 100.0
Total 45 11.9 100.0
Missing System 333 88.1

Total 378 100.0


If married with 6 children was your total family income below $41,050?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 44 11.6 97.8 97.8
Yes 1 .3 2.2 100.0
Total 45 11.9 100.0
Missing System 333 88.1

Total 378 100.0


If married with 7 children was your total family income below $45,100?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 43 11.4 97.7 97.7
Yes 1 .3 2.3 100.0
Total 44 11.6 100.0
Missing System 334 88.4

Total 378 100.0


If married with 8 children was your total family income below $49,150?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 43 11.4 97.7 97.7
Yes 1 .3 2.3 100.0
Total 44 11.6 100.0
Missing System 334 88.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Overall quality of instruction


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Very Dissatisfied 1 .3 .3 .3
Dissatisfied 1 .3 .3 .5
Neutral 30 7.9 8.1 8.6
Satisfied 181 47.9 48.9 57.6
Very Satisfied 157 41.5 42.4 100.0
Total 370 97.9 100.0
Missing System 8 2.1

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Transfer of credits fromSuffolk to another college


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 145 38.4 40.1 40.1
Very Dissatisfied 3 .8 .8 40.9
Dissatisfied 10 2.6 2.8 43.6
Neutral 31 8.2 8.6 52.2
Satisfied 71 18.8 19.6 71.8
Very Satisfied 102 27.0 28.2 100.0
Total 362 95.8 100.0
Missing System 16 4.2

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of program in SCCC major


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 2 .5 .5 .5
Very Dissatisfied 3 .8 .8 1.4
Dissatisfied 3 .8 .8 2.2
Neutral 35 9.3 9.6 11.8
Satisfied 159 42.1 43.6 55.3
Very Satisfied 163 43.1 44.7 100.0
Total 365 96.6 100.0
Missing System 13 3.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of laboratory facilities at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 62 16.4 17.0 17.0
Very Dissatisfied 2 .5 .5 17.5
Dissatisfied 7 1.9 1.9 19.5
Neutral 58 15.3 15.9 35.3
Satisfied 137 36.2 37.5 72.9
Very Satisfied 99 26.2 27.1 100.0
Total 365 96.6 100.0
Missing System 13 3.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of computer facilities at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 46 12.2 12.5 12.5
Very Dissatisfied 4 1.1 1.1 13.6
Dissatisfied 9 2.4 2.4 16.0
Neutral 55 14.6 14.9 31.0
Satisfied 146 38.6 39.7 70.7
Very Satisfied 108 28.6 29.3 100.0
Total 368 97.4 100.0
Missing System 10 2.6

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of library services and materials


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 35 9.3 9.5 9.5
Very Dissatisfied 1 .3 .3 9.8
Dissatisfied 6 1.6 1.6 11.4
Neutral 26 6.9 7.1 18.5
Satisfied 157 41.5 42.8 61.3
Very Satisfied 142 37.6 38.7 100.0
Total 367 97.1 100.0
Missing System 11 2.9

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of athletic facilities


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 199 52.6 54.8 54.8
Very Dissatisfied 5 1.3 1.4 56.2
Dissatisfied 11 2.9 3.0 59.2
Neutral 42 11.1 11.6 70.8
Satisfied 55 14.6 15.2 86.0
Very Satisfied 51 13.5 14.0 100.0
Total 363 96.0 100.0
Missing System 15 4.0

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of registration services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 3 .8 .8 .8
Very Dissatisfied 7 1.9 1.9 2.7
Dissatisfied 15 4.0 4.1 6.8
Neutral 69 18.3 18.7 25.5
Satisfied 141 37.3 38.2 63.7
Very Satisfied 134 35.4 36.3 100.0
Total 369 97.6 100.0
Missing System 9 2.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of academic advising services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 38 10.1 10.3 10.3
Very Dissatisfied 14 3.7 3.8 14.1
Dissatisfied 27 7.1 7.3 21.5
Neutral 42 11.1 11.4 32.9
Satisfied 125 33.1 34.0 66.8
Very Satisfied 122 32.3 33.2 100.0
Total 368 97.4 100.0
Missing System 10 2.6

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of financial aid services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 147 38.9 40.3 40.3
Very Dissatisfied 17 4.5 4.7 44.9
Dissatisfied 14 3.7 3.8 48.8
Neutral 48 12.7 13.2 61.9
Satisfied 76 20.1 20.8 82.7
Very Satisfied 63 16.7 17.3 100.0
Total 365 96.6 100.0
Missing System 13 3.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of personal counseling services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 137 36.2 37.3 37.3
Very Dissatisfied 16 4.2 4.4 41.7
Dissatisfied 15 4.0 4.1 45.8
Neutral 40 10.6 10.9 56.7
Satisfied 92 24.3 25.1 81.7
Very Satisfied 67 17.7 18.3 100.0
Total 367 97.1 100.0
Missing System 11 2.9

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Quality of career planning and placement services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 133 35.2 36.8 36.8
Very Dissatisfied 24 6.3 6.6 43.5
Dissatisfied 13 3.4 3.6 47.1
Neutral 54 14.3 15.0 62.0
Satisfied 77 20.4 21.3 83.4
Very Satisfied 60 15.9 16.6 100.0
Total 361 95.5 100.0
Missing System 17 4.5

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Variety of instructional approaches used in the classroom


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 5 1.3 1.4 1.4
Very Dissatisfied 1 .3 .3 1.6
Dissatisfied 10 2.6 2.7 4.4
Neutral 73 19.3 19.9 24.3
Satisfied 172 45.5 47.0 71.3
Very Satisfied 105 27.8 28.7 100.0
Total 366 96.8 100.0
Missing System 12 3.2

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the College provisions for the physically challened


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 179 47.4 49.2 49.2
Very Dissatisfied 4 1.1 1.1 50.3
Dissatisfied 5 1.3 1.4 51.6
Neutral 37 9.8 10.2 61.8
Satisfied 74 19.6 20.3 82.1
Very Satisfied 65 17.2 17.9 100.0
Total 364 96.3 100.0
Missing System 14 3.7

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Variety of courses offered at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 7 1.9 1.9 1.9
Very Dissatisfied 7 1.9 1.9 3.8
Dissatisfied 10 2.6 2.7 6.6
Neutral 51 13.5 14.0 20.6
Satisfied 155 41.0 42.6 63.2
Very Satisfied 134 35.4 36.8 100.0
Total 364 96.3 100.0
Missing System 14 3.7

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Preparation for future academic study


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 28 7.4 7.6 7.6
Very Dissatisfied 29 7.7 7.9 15.4
Dissatisfied 16 4.2 4.3 19.8
Neutral 36 9.5 9.8 29.5
Satisfied 149 39.4 40.4 69.9
Very Satisfied 111 29.4 30.1 100.0
Total 369 97.6 100.0
Missing System 9 2.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Preparation to enter job market


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 39 10.3 10.6 10.6
Very Dissatisfied 32 8.5 8.7 19.3
Dissatisfied 14 3.7 3.8 23.2
Neutral 57 15.1 15.5 38.7
Satisfied 126 33.3 34.3 73.0
Very Satisfied 99 26.2 27.0 100.0
Total 367 97.1 100.0
Missing System 11 2.9

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Concern for me as an individual


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 10 2.6 2.7 2.7
Very Dissatisfied 26 6.9 7.1 9.9
Dissatisfied 19 5.0 5.2 15.1
Neutral 67 17.7 18.4 33.4
Satisfied 144 38.1 39.5 72.9
Very Satisfied 99 26.2 27.1 100.0
Total 365 96.6 100.0
Missing System 13 3.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the College response to older/non-traditional students


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 47 12.4 12.9 12.9
Very Dissatisfied 5 1.3 1.4 14.2
Dissatisfied 8 2.1 2.2 16.4
Neutral 44 11.6 12.1 28.5
Satisfied 115 30.4 31.5 60.0
Very Satisfied 146 38.6 40.0 100.0
Total 365 96.6 100.0
Missing System 13 3.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Class size relative to type of course


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 3 .8 .8 .8
Dissatisfied 3 .8 .8 1.6
Neutral 23 6.1 6.3 7.9
Satisfied 167 44.2 45.6 53.6
Very Satisfied 170 45.0 46.4 100.0
Total 366 96.8 100.0
Missing System 12 3.2

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the Multi-cultural content of courses


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 59 15.6 16.6 16.6
Very Dissatisfied 2 .5 .6 17.2
Dissatisfied 5 1.3 1.4 18.6
Neutral 66 17.5 18.6 37.2
Satisfied 134 35.4 37.7 74.9
Very Satisfied 89 23.5 25.1 100.0
Total 355 93.9 100.0
Missing System 23 6.1

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the General condition of buildings/grounds


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Dissatisfied 16 4.2 4.3 4.3
Neutral 79 20.9 21.4 25.7
Satisfied 161 42.6 43.6 69.4
Very Satisfied 113 29.9 30.6 100.0
Total 369 97.6 100.0
Missing System 9 2.4

Total 378 100.0


Based on your experiences at SCCC please rate the General condition of classrooms


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Very Dissatisfied 3 .8 .8 .8
Dissatisfied 12 3.2 3.3 4.1
Neutral 87 23.0 23.7 27.8
Satisfied 162 42.9 44.1 71.9
Very Satisfied 103 27.2 28.1 100.0
Total 367 97.1 100.0
Missing System 11 2.9

Total 378 100.0


Would you recommend SCCC to a friend


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 3 .8 .8 .8
Yes 361 95.5 99.2 100.0
Total 364 96.3 100.0
Missing System 14 3.7

Total 378 100.0