Graduate Follow-Up Survey
1999-00

What was your primary educational objective at this community college?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Transfer to antoher college after earning a degree at SCCC. 259 62.4 64.0 64.0
Transfer to another college without earning a degree at SCCC 3 .7 .7 64.7
Earn a degree at SCCC with plans for employment. 126 30.4 31.1 95.8
Enroll in course work to learn or upgrade job skills. 2 .5 .5 96.3
Enroll in course work for personal enrichment, enjoyment 7 1.7 1.7 98.0
Uncertain 8 1.9 2.0 100.0
Total 405 97.6 100.0
Missing System 10 2.4

Total 415 100.0


Indicate the statement below which best describes your employment status 6 months after completing?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Employe in job related to traing received in program 166 40.0 40.8 40.8
Employed in job not related to program to study 186 44.8 45.7 86.5
Entered the military 1 .2 .2 86.7
Unemployed but not seeking employment 42 10.1 10.3 97.1
Unemployed and seeking employment 12 2.9 2.9 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0


Were you still employed 12 months after completing program of study?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 50 12.0 12.7 12.7
Yes, employed full-time 199 48.0 50.6 63.4
Yes, employed part-time 144 34.7 36.6 100.0
Total 393 94.7 100.0
Missing System 22 5.3

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Less than $20,000 128 30.8 37.5 37.5
$20,000 to $29,000 69 16.6 20.2 57.8
$30,000 to $39,000 59 14.2 17.3 75.1
$40,000 to $49,000 38 9.2 11.1 86.2
$50,000 to $59,000 22 5.3 6.5 92.7
$60,000 or more 25 6.0 7.3 100.0
Total 341 82.2 100.0
Missing System 74 17.8

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Suffolk County 284 68.4 81.6 81.6
Nassau County 28 6.7 8.0 89.7
New York City (Manhattan, Brklyn, Brnx, Qns, Stat Is) 24 5.8 6.9 96.6
Upstate New York 4 1.0 1.1 97.7
Out-of-state 8 1.9 2.3 100.0
Total 348 83.9 100.0
Missing System 67 16.1

Total 415 100.0


Which college are are you attending, or did you attend, after graduating from SCC?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid
15 3.6 3.6 3.6
Adelphi University 4 1.0 1.0 4.6
Dowling College 23 5.5 5.5 10.1
Hofstra University 12 2.9 2.9 13.0
Long Island University (CW Post, Southampton, or Brooklyn) 16 3.9 3.9 16.9
NY Institute of Technology (Old Westbury, CI, Manhattan) 14 3.4 3.4 20.2
St. John's University 4 1.0 1.0 21.2
St. Joseph's College (Patchogue) 68 16.4 16.4 37.6
SCCC 8 1.9 1.9 39.5
SUNY Farmingdale 6 1.4 1.4 41.0
SUNY Old Westbury 6 1.4 1.4 42.4
SUNY Stony Brook 55 13.3 13.3 55.7
Other Long Island Colleges 5 1.2 1.2 56.9
Other SUNY college/university 26 6.3 6.3 63.1
Other New York State College/University 11 2.7 2.7 65.8
Out-of-state college/university 11 2.7 2.7 68.4
None 131 31.6 31.6 100.0
Total 415 100.0 100.0


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 191 46.0 47.5 47.5
Yes, enrolled full-time 147 35.4 36.6 84.1
Yes, enrolled part-time 64 15.4 15.9 100.0
Total 402 96.9 100.0
Missing System 13 3.1

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 219 52.8 53.9 53.9
Yes 187 45.1 46.1 100.0
Total 406 97.8 100.0
Missing System 9 2.2

Total 415 100.0


While you were attending SCCC were you classified as disabled?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 381 91.8 95.3 95.3
Yes 19 4.6 4.8 100.0
Total 400 96.4 100.0
Missing System 15 3.6

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 355 85.5 88.1 88.1
Yes 48 11.6 11.9 100.0
Total 403 97.1 100.0
Missing System 12 2.9

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 374 90.1 94.4 94.4
Yes 22 5.3 5.6 100.0
Total 396 95.4 100.0
Missing System 19 4.6

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 377 90.8 95.7 95.7
Yes 17 4.1 4.3 100.0
Total 394 94.9 100.0
Missing System 21 5.1

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 330 79.5 82.5 82.5
Yes 70 16.9 17.5 100.0
Total 400 96.4 100.0
Missing System 15 3.6

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 365 88.0 91.9 91.9
Yes 32 7.7 8.1 100.0
Total 397 95.7 100.0
Missing System 18 4.3

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 386 93.0 97.0 97.0
Yes 12 2.9 3.0 100.0
Total 398 95.9 100.0
Missing System 17 4.1

Total 415 100.0


Is English your native language?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 35 8.4 8.7 8.7
Yes 366 88.2 91.3 100.0
Total 401 96.6 100.0
Missing System 14 3.4

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the Pell Grant program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 287 69.2 75.9 75.9
Yes 91 21.9 24.1 100.0
Total 378 91.1 100.0
Missing System 37 8.9

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the Tuition Assistance Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 246 59.3 62.9 62.9
Yes 145 34.9 37.1 100.0
Total 391 94.2 100.0
Missing System 24 5.8

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 333 80.2 88.3 88.3
Yes 44 10.6 11.7 100.0
Total 377 90.8 100.0
Missing System 38 9.2

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the Educational Opportunity Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 358 86.3 97.0 97.0
Yes 11 2.7 3.0 100.0
Total 369 88.9 100.0
Missing System 46 11.1

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the Higher Education Opportunity Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 353 85.1 95.9 95.9
Yes 15 3.6 4.1 100.0
Total 368 88.7 100.0
Missing System 47 11.3

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 362 87.2 98.9 98.9
Yes 4 1.0 1.1 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the College Discovery Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 364 87.7 99.5 99.5
Yes 2 .5 .5 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the Bureau of Indian Affairs Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 364 87.7 99.5 99.5
Yes 2 .5 .5 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you particpate in Family Assistance: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 362 87.2 98.9 98.9
Yes 4 1.0 1.1 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in the Job Training Partnership Act?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 363 87.5 99.2 99.2
Yes 3 .7 .8 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in Social Security Insurance?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 359 86.5 98.1 98.1
Yes 7 1.7 1.9 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in Safety Net Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 364 87.7 99.5 99.5
Yes 2 .5 .5 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


Did you participate in Food Stamps Program?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 359 86.5 98.1 98.1
Yes 7 1.7 1.9 100.0
Total 366 88.2 100.0
Missing System 49 11.8

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 280 67.5 84.8 84.8
Yes 50 12.0 15.2 100.0
Total 330 79.5 100.0
Missing System 85 20.5

Total 415 100.0


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


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 246 59.3 96.9 96.9
Yes 8 1.9 3.1 100.0
Total 254 61.2 100.0
Missing System 161 38.8

Total 415 100.0


Rate the overall quality of instruction.


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Very dissatisfied 2 .5 .5 .5
Dissatisfied 7 1.7 1.7 2.2
Neutral 28 6.7 6.9 9.1
Satisfied 209 50.4 51.2 60.3
Very satisfied 162 39.0 39.7 100.0
Total 408 98.3 100.0
Missing System 7 1.7

Total 415 100.0


Rate your experience with transfer of credits from Suffolk to another college.


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 104 25.1 25.6 25.6
Very dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.2 26.8
Dissatisfied 11 2.7 2.7 29.6
Neutral 29 7.0 7.1 36.7
Satisfied 88 21.2 21.7 58.4
Very satisfied 169 40.7 41.6 100.0
Total 406 97.8 100.0
Missing System 9 2.2

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of program in SCCC major.


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 8 1.9 2.0 2.0
Very dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.2 3.2
Dissatisfied 9 2.2 2.2 5.4
Neutral 52 12.5 12.7 18.0
Satisfied 186 44.8 45.4 63.4
Very satisfied 150 36.1 36.6 100.0
Total 410 98.8 100.0
Missing System 5 1.2

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of laboratory facilities at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 55 13.3 13.4 13.4
Very dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.2 14.7
Dissatisfied 28 6.7 6.8 21.5
Neutral 79 19.0 19.3 40.8
Satisfied 157 37.8 38.4 79.2
Very satisfied 85 20.5 20.8 100.0
Total 409 98.6 100.0
Missing System 6 1.4

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of computer facilities at SCCC


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 38 9.2 9.3 9.3
Very dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.2 10.5
Dissatisfied 12 2.9 2.9 13.5
Neutral 77 18.6 18.9 32.4
Satisfied 169 40.7 41.4 73.8
Very satisfied 107 25.8 26.2 100.0
Total 408 98.3 100.0
Missing System 7 1.7

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of library services and materials


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 8 1.9 2.0 2.0
Very dissatisfied 5 1.2 1.2 3.2
Dissatisfied 14 3.4 3.4 6.6
Neutral 65 15.7 15.9 22.5
Satisfied 207 49.9 50.7 73.3
Very satisfied 109 26.3 26.7 100.0
Total 408 98.3 100.0
Missing System 7 1.7

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of athletic facilities


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 158 38.1 39.3 39.3
Very dissatisfied 12 2.9 3.0 42.3
Dissatisfied 24 5.8 6.0 48.3
Neutral 77 18.6 19.2 67.4
Satisfied 90 21.7 22.4 89.8
Very satisfied 41 9.9 10.2 100.0
Total 402 96.9 100.0
Missing System 13 3.1

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of registration services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 3 .7 .7 .7
Very dissatisfied 8 1.9 2.0 2.7
Dissatisfied 30 7.2 7.3 10.0
Neutral 101 24.3 24.6 34.6
Satisfied 163 39.3 39.8 74.4
Very satisfied 105 25.3 25.6 100.0
Total 410 98.8 100.0
Missing System 5 1.2

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of academic advising services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 18 4.3 4.4 4.4
Very dissatisfied 18 4.3 4.4 8.8
Dissatisfied 34 8.2 8.3 17.2
Neutral 103 24.8 25.2 42.4
Satisfied 148 35.7 36.3 78.7
Very satisfied 87 21.0 21.3 100.0
Total 408 98.3 100.0
Missing System 7 1.7

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of financial aid services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 125 30.1 31.2 31.2
Very dissatisfied 8 1.9 2.0 33.2
Dissatisfied 20 4.8 5.0 38.2
Neutral 84 20.2 20.9 59.1
Satisfied 113 27.2 28.2 87.3
Very satisfied 51 12.3 12.7 100.0
Total 401 96.6 100.0
Missing System 14 3.4

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of personal counseling services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 117 28.2 28.7 28.7
Very dissatisfied 15 3.6 3.7 32.4
Dissatisfied 22 5.3 5.4 37.8
Neutral 100 24.1 24.6 62.4
Satisfied 95 22.9 23.3 85.7
Very satisfied 58 14.0 14.3 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0


Rate the quality of career planning and placement services


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 137 33.0 34.0 34.0
Very dissatisfied 15 3.6 3.7 37.7
Dissatisfied 23 5.5 5.7 43.4
Neutral 116 28.0 28.8 72.2
Satisfied 72 17.3 17.9 90.1
Very satisfied 40 9.6 9.9 100.0
Total 403 97.1 100.0
Missing System 12 2.9

Total 415 100.0


Rate the variety of instructional approaches used in the classroom


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Very dissatisfied 3 .7 .7 2.5
Dissatisfied 14 3.4 3.4 5.9
Neutral 107 25.8 26.4 32.3
Satisfied 195 47.0 48.0 80.3
Very satisfied 80 19.3 19.7 100.0
Total 406 97.8 100.0
Missing System 9 2.2

Total 415 100.0


Rate the College provisions for the physically challenged


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 235 56.6 59.2 59.2
Very dissatisfied 3 .7 .8 59.9
Dissatisfied 9 2.2 2.3 62.2
Neutral 70 16.9 17.6 79.8
Satisfied 46 11.1 11.6 91.4
Very satisfied 34 8.2 8.6 100.0
Total 397 95.7 100.0
Missing System 18 4.3

Total 415 100.0


Rate the variety of instructional approaches used in the classroom


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 6 1.4 1.5 1.5
Very dissatisfied 2 .5 .5 2.0
Dissatisfied 7 1.7 1.8 3.8
Neutral 116 28.0 29.2 33.0
Satisfied 192 46.3 48.4 81.4
Very satisfied 74 17.8 18.6 100.0
Total 397 95.7 100.0
Missing System 18 4.3

Total 415 100.0


Rate the preparation for further academic study


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 23 5.5 5.7 5.7
Very dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.5 7.1
Dissatisfied 20 4.8 4.9 12.0
Neutral 86 20.7 21.1 33.2
Satisfied 184 44.3 45.2 78.4
Very satisfied 88 21.2 21.6 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0


Rate the preparation to enter the job market


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 53 12.8 13.1 13.1
Very dissatisfied 12 2.9 3.0 16.0
Dissatisfied 22 5.3 5.4 21.5
Neutral 107 25.8 26.4 47.9
Satisfied 148 35.7 36.5 84.4
Very satisfied 63 15.2 15.6 100.0
Total 405 97.6 100.0
Missing System 10 2.4

Total 415 100.0


Rate the concern for the individual


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 7 1.7 1.7 1.7
Very dissatisfied 14 3.4 3.4 5.2
Dissatisfied 25 6.0 6.1 11.3
Neutral 132 31.8 32.4 43.7
Satisfied 140 33.7 34.4 78.1
Very satisfied 89 21.4 21.9 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0


Rate the college's respons to older/non-traditional students


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 81 19.5 19.9 19.9
Very dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.0 20.9
Dissatisfied 9 2.2 2.2 23.1
Neutral 66 15.9 16.2 39.3
Satisfied 139 33.5 34.2 73.5
Very satisfied 108 26.0 26.5 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0


Rate the class size relative to type of course


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Very dissatisfied 1 .2 .2 .2
Dissatisfied 1 .2 .2 .5
Neutral 45 10.8 11.1 11.5
Satisfied 186 44.8 45.7 57.2
Very satisfied 174 41.9 42.8 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0


Rate the multiculture content of courses


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Does not apply 72 17.3 17.8 17.8
Very dissatisfied 3 .7 .7 18.6
Dissatisfied 6 1.4 1.5 20.0
Neutral 117 28.2 29.0 49.0
Satisfied 139 33.5 34.4 83.4
Very satisfied 67 16.1 16.6 100.0
Total 404 97.3 100.0
Missing System 11 2.7

Total 415 100.0


Rate the general condition of buildings/grounds


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Very dissatisfied 4 1.0 1.0 1.0
Dissatisfied 22 5.3 5.4 6.3
Neutral 93 22.4 22.7 29.0
Satisfied 196 47.2 47.8 76.8
Very satisfied 95 22.9 23.2 100.0
Total 410 98.8 100.0
Missing System 5 1.2

Total 415 100.0


Rate the general condition of classrooms


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid Very dissatisfied 8 1.9 2.0 2.0
Dissatisfied 32 7.7 7.8 9.8
Neutral 96 23.1 23.4 33.2
Satisfied 193 46.5 47.1 80.2
Very satisfied 81 19.5 19.8 100.0
Total 410 98.8 100.0
Missing System 5 1.2

Total 415 100.0


Would you recommend SCCC to a friend?


Frequency Percent Valid Percent Cumulative Percent
Valid No 8 1.9 2.0 2.0
Yes 399 96.1 98.0 100.0
Total 407 98.1 100.0
Missing System 8 1.9

Total 415 100.0