Graduate Follow-Up Survey
1998-99

Which statement best describes your most important reason for earning a college degree from SCCC?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid To increase my chances to get a specific or better job 145 34.5 35.3 35.3
To prepare me to transfer to a four-year school 174 41.4 42.3 77.6
To reach other goals such as self-fulfillment 92 21.9 22.4 100.0
Total 411 97.9 100.0
Missing System 9 2.1

Total 420 100.0


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 161 38.3 39.4 39.4
Employed in job not related to program of study 192 45.7 46.9 86.3
Entered the military 1 .2 .2 86.6
Unemployed but not seeking employment 48 11.4 11.7 98.3
Unemployed and seeking employment 7 1.7 1.7 100.0
Total 409 97.4 100.0
Missing System 11 2.6

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 58 13.8 14.4 14.4
Yes employed full-time 226 53.8 56.1 70.5
Yes, employed part-time 119 28.3 29.5 100.0
Total 403 96.0 100.0
Missing System 17 4.0

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Less than $20,000 108 25.7 31.8 31.8
$20,000 to $29,000 75 17.9 22.1 53.8
$30,000 to $39,000 77 18.3 22.6 76.5
$40,000 to $49,000 30 7.1 8.8 85.3
$50,000 to $59,000 25 6.0 7.4 92.6
$60,000 or more 25 6.0 7.4 100.0
Total 340 81.0 100.0
Missing System 80 19.0

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Suffolk County 273 65.0 80.1 80.1
Nassau County 31 7.4 9.1 89.1
New York City (Manhattan,Bklyn,Brnx,Qns,Sta Is) 19 4.5 5.6 94.7
Upstate New York 2 .5 .6 95.3
Out-of State 16 3.8 4.7 100.0
Total 341 81.2 100.0
Missing System 79 18.8

Total 420 100.0


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 209 49.8 51.2 51.2
Yes enrolled full-time 153 36.4 37.5 88.7
Yes enrolled part-time 46 11.0 11.3 100.0
Total 408 97.1 100.0
Missing System 12 2.9

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Adelphi University 2 .5 .5 .5
Dowling College 32 7.6 7.9 8.4
Hofstra University 10 2.4 2.5 10.9
LIU (CW Post,Southhampton, or Brooklyn) 26 6.2 6.5 17.4
NYIT (Old Westbury, Central Islip, Manhattan) 8 1.9 2.0 19.4
St. Johns University 2 .5 .5 19.9
St. Josephs College (Patchogue) 55 13.1 13.6 33.5
Suffolk County Community College 6 1.4 1.5 35.0
SUNY Farmingdale 3 .7 .7 35.7
SUNY Old Westbury 15 3.6 3.7 39.5
SUNY Stony Brook 48 11.4 11.9 51.4
Other Long Island College 7 1.7 1.7 53.1
Other SUNY college-university 17 4.0 4.2 57.3
Other New York State college-university 7 1.7 1.7 59.1
Out-of-state college-university 10 2.4 2.5 61.5
None 155 36.9 38.5 100.0
Total 403 96.0 100.0
Missing
17 4.0

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 199 47.4 48.3 48.3
Yes 213 50.7 51.7 100.0
Total 412 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 420 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you classified as disabled?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 384 91.4 96.0 96.0
Yes 16 3.8 4.0 100.0
Total 400 95.2 100.0
Missing System 20 4.8

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 348 82.9 86.6 86.6
Yes 54 12.9 13.4 100.0
Total 402 95.7 100.0
Missing System 18 4.3

Total 420 100.0


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 380 90.5 95.0 95.0
Yes 20 4.8 5.0 100.0
Total 400 95.2 100.0
Missing System 20 4.8

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 381 90.7 95.5 95.5
Yes 18 4.3 4.5 100.0
Total 399 95.0 100.0
Missing System 21 5.0

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 328 78.1 82.2 82.2
Yes 71 16.9 17.8 100.0
Total 399 95.0 100.0
Missing System 21 5.0

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 363 86.4 90.3 90.3
Yes 39 9.3 9.7 100.0
Total 402 95.7 100.0
Missing System 18 4.3

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 388 92.4 97.0 97.0
Yes 12 2.9 3.0 100.0
Total 400 95.2 100.0
Missing System 20 4.8

Total 420 100.0


Is English your native language?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 33 7.9 8.3 8.3
Yes 366 87.1 91.7 100.0
Total 399 95.0 100.0
Missing System 21 5.0

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Pell Grant Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 288 68.6 75.0 75.0
Yes 96 22.9 25.0 100.0
Total 384 91.4 100.0
Missing System 36 8.6

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Tuition Assistance Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 244 58.1 62.9 62.9
Yes 144 34.3 37.1 100.0
Total 388 92.4 100.0
Missing System 32 7.6

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 324 77.1 85.3 85.3
Yes 56 13.3 14.7 100.0
Total 380 90.5 100.0
Missing System 40 9.5

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Educational Opportunity Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 356 84.8 97.5 97.5
Yes 9 2.1 2.5 100.0
Total 365 86.9 100.0
Missing System 55 13.1

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Higher Education Opportunity Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 360 85.7 98.1 98.1
Yes 7 1.7 1.9 100.0
Total 367 87.4 100.0
Missing System 53 12.6

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 363 86.4 99.5 99.5
Yes 2 .5 .5 100.0
Total 365 86.9 100.0
Missing System 55 13.1

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the College Discovery Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 359 85.5 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .7 .8 100.0
Total 362 86.2 100.0
Missing System 58 13.8

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 364 86.7 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .7 .8 100.0
Total 367 87.4 100.0
Missing System 53 12.6

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 357 85.0 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .7 .8 100.0
Total 360 85.7 100.0
Missing System 60 14.3

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Job Training Partnership Act Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 361 86.0 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .7 .8 100.0
Total 364 86.7 100.0
Missing System 56 13.3

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Social Security Insurance Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 361 86.0 98.9 98.9
Yes 4 1.0 1.1 100.0
Total 365 86.9 100.0
Missing System 55 13.1

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Safety Net Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 354 84.3 98.9 98.9
Yes 4 1.0 1.1 100.0
Total 358 85.2 100.0
Missing System 62 14.8

Total 420 100.0


Did you participate in the Food Stamps Program?

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 358 85.2 97.3 97.3
Yes 10 2.4 2.7 100.0
Total 368 87.6 100.0
Missing System 52 12.4

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 276 65.7 85.7 85.7
Yes 46 11.0 14.3 100.0
Total 322 76.7 100.0
Missing System 98 23.3

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 237 56.4 94.8 94.8
Yes 13 3.1 5.2 100.0
Total 250 59.5 100.0
Missing System 170 40.5

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 1 .2 .3 .3
Very Dissatisfied 2 .5 .5 .8
Dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.0 1.8
Neutral 27 6.4 6.8 8.5
Satisfied 218 51.9 54.5 63.0
Very Satisfied 148 35.2 37.0 100.0
Total 400 95.2 100.0
Missing System 20 4.8

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 112 26.7 28.3 28.3
Very Dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.3 29.5
Dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.5 31.1
Neutral 27 6.4 6.8 37.9
Satisfied 102 24.3 25.8 63.6
Very Satisfied 144 34.3 36.4 100.0
Total 396 94.3 100.0
Missing System 24 5.7

Total 420 100.0


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 7 1.7 1.8 1.8
Very Dissatisfied 2 .5 .5 2.3
Dissatisfied 13 3.1 3.3 5.5
Neutral 47 11.2 11.8 17.3
Satisfied 198 47.1 49.5 66.8
Very Satisfied 133 31.7 33.3 100.0
Total 400 95.2 100.0
Missing System 20 4.8

Total 420 100.0


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 64 15.2 16.0 16.0
Very Dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.5 17.5
Dissatisfied 24 5.7 6.0 23.6
Neutral 91 21.7 22.8 46.4
Satisfied 148 35.2 37.1 83.5
Very Satisfied 66 15.7 16.5 100.0
Total 399 95.0 100.0
Missing System 21 5.0

Total 420 100.0


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 49 11.7 12.6 12.6
Very Dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.5 14.1
Dissatisfied 24 5.7 6.2 20.3
Neutral 90 21.4 23.1 43.3
Satisfied 141 33.6 36.2 79.5
Very Satisfied 80 19.0 20.5 100.0
Total 390 92.9 100.0
Missing System 30 7.1

Total 420 100.0


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 18 4.3 4.6 4.6
Very Dissatisfied 3 .7 .8 5.4
Dissatisfied 10 2.4 2.6 7.9
Neutral 79 18.8 20.3 28.2
Satisfied 188 44.8 48.2 76.4
Very Satisfied 92 21.9 23.6 100.0
Total 390 92.9 100.0
Missing System 30 7.1

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 188 44.8 48.1 48.1
Very Dissatisfied 12 2.9 3.1 51.2
Dissatisfied 12 2.9 3.1 54.2
Neutral 86 20.5 22.0 76.2
Satisfied 74 17.6 18.9 95.1
Very Satisfied 19 4.5 4.9 100.0
Total 391 93.1 100.0
Missing System 29 6.9

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 3 .7 .8 .8
Very Dissatisfied 15 3.6 3.9 4.6
Dissatisfied 17 4.0 4.4 9.0
Neutral 100 23.8 25.7 34.7
Satisfied 164 39.0 42.2 76.9
Very Satisfied 90 21.4 23.1 100.0
Total 389 92.6 100.0
Missing System 31 7.4

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 27 6.4 6.9 6.9
Very Dissatisfied 14 3.3 3.6 10.5
Dissatisfied 36 8.6 9.2 19.7
Neutral 102 24.3 26.2 45.9
Satisfied 131 31.2 33.6 79.5
Very Satisfied 80 19.0 20.5 100.0
Total 390 92.9 100.0
Missing System 30 7.1

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 125 29.8 32.6 32.6
Very Dissatisfied 16 3.8 4.2 36.7
Dissatisfied 20 4.8 5.2 41.9
Neutral 82 19.5 21.4 63.3
Satisfied 95 22.6 24.7 88.0
Very Satisfied 46 11.0 12.0 100.0
Total 384 91.4 100.0
Missing System 36 8.6

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 132 31.4 34.6 34.6
Very Dissatisfied 12 2.9 3.1 37.7
Dissatisfied 18 4.3 4.7 42.4
Neutral 86 20.5 22.5 64.9
Satisfied 93 22.1 24.3 89.3
Very Satisfied 41 9.8 10.7 100.0
Total 382 91.0 100.0
Missing System 38 9.0

Total 420 100.0


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 138 32.9 36.4 36.4
Very Dissatisfied 18 4.3 4.7 41.2
Dissatisfied 29 6.9 7.7 48.8
Neutral 96 22.9 25.3 74.1
Satisfied 64 15.2 16.9 91.0
Very Satisfied 34 8.1 9.0 100.0
Total 379 90.2 100.0
Missing System 41 9.8

Total 420 100.0


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 10 2.4 2.6 2.6
Very Dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.0 3.6
Dissatisfied 14 3.3 3.6 7.2
Neutral 108 25.7 27.8 35.0
Satisfied 183 43.6 47.0 82.0
Very Satisfied 70 16.7 18.0 100.0
Total 389 92.6 100.0
Missing System 31 7.4

Total 420 100.0


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 236 56.2 62.1 62.1
Very Dissatisfied 3 .7 .8 62.9
Dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.1 63.9
Neutral 66 15.7 17.4 81.3
Satisfied 52 12.4 13.7 95.0
Very Satisfied 19 4.5 5.0 100.0
Total 380 90.5 100.0
Missing System 40 9.5

Total 420 100.0


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 10 2.4 2.7 2.7
Very Dissatisfied 3 .7 .8 3.5
Dissatisfied 15 3.6 4.1 7.6
Neutral 105 25.0 28.6 36.2
Satisfied 170 40.5 46.3 82.6
Very Satisfied 64 15.2 17.4 100.0
Total 367 87.4 100.0
Missing System 53 12.6

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 22 5.2 6.1 6.1
Very Dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.1 7.2
Dissatisfied 11 2.6 3.0 10.2
Neutral 72 17.1 19.9 30.2
Satisfied 166 39.5 46.0 76.2
Very Satisfied 86 20.5 23.8 100.0
Total 361 86.0 100.0
Missing System 59 14.0

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 54 12.9 15.6 15.6
Very Dissatisfied 7 1.7 2.0 17.6
Dissatisfied 20 4.8 5.8 23.3
Neutral 90 21.4 25.9 49.3
Satisfied 130 31.0 37.5 86.7
Very Satisfied 46 11.0 13.3 100.0
Total 347 82.6 100.0
Missing System 73 17.4

Total 420 100.0


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 9 2.1 2.7 2.7
Very Dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.8 4.5
Dissatisfied 23 5.5 6.8 11.3
Neutral 105 25.0 31.2 42.4
Satisfied 123 29.3 36.5 78.9
Very Satisfied 71 16.9 21.1 100.0
Total 337 80.2 100.0
Missing System 83 19.8

Total 420 100.0


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 63 15.0 20.1 20.1
Very Dissatisfied 3 .7 1.0 21.0
Dissatisfied 7 1.7 2.2 23.2
Neutral 47 11.2 15.0 38.2
Satisfied 106 25.2 33.8 72.0
Very Satisfied 88 21.0 28.0 100.0
Total 314 74.8 100.0
Missing System 106 25.2

Total 420 100.0


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 4 1.0 1.2 1.2
Very Dissatisfied 3 .7 .9 2.1
Dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.8 4.0
Neutral 39 9.3 11.9 15.8
Satisfied 154 36.7 46.8 62.6
Very Satisfied 123 29.3 37.4 100.0
Total 329 78.3 100.0
Missing System 91 21.7

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 65 15.5 21.5 21.5
Very Dissatisfied 3 .7 1.0 22.5
Dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.3 23.8
Neutral 90 21.4 29.8 53.6
Satisfied 94 22.4 31.1 84.8
Very Satisfied 46 11.0 15.2 100.0
Total 302 71.9 100.0
Missing System 118 28.1

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 2 .5 .6 .6
Very Dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.6 2.2
Dissatisfied 23 5.5 7.2 9.4
Neutral 71 16.9 22.2 31.6
Satisfied 144 34.3 45.0 76.6
Very Satisfied 75 17.9 23.4 100.0
Total 320 76.2 100.0
Missing System 100 23.8

Total 420 100.0


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

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 1 .2 .3 .3
Very Dissatisfied 7 1.7 2.2 2.5
Dissatisfied 23 5.5 7.3 9.8
Neutral 77 18.3 24.4 34.3
Satisfied 146 34.8 46.3 80.6
Very Satisfied 61 14.5 19.4 100.0
Total 315 75.0 100.0
Missing System 105 25.0

Total 420 100.0


Would you recommend SCCC to a friend

Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 8 1.9 2.0 2.0
Yes 390 92.9 98.0 100.0
Total 398 94.8 100.0
Missing System 22 5.2

Total 420 100.0