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2021

Five-Year

Graduate Follow-up Report July 1, 2021 Published by:

Career Services Central Penn College 600 Valley Road, P.O. Box 309 Summerdale, PA 17093

Steve Hassinger Dean of Career Services & Development


In January 2021, a five-year graduate survey was mailed to 355 undergraduates who graduated between January 1, 2016 and December 31, 2016. Unfortunately, 56 surveys were undeliverable because the addresses were incorrect and forwarding time had expired, or we did not have a complete address. Of the remaining 299 surveys, 27 (9%) were completed and returned. Not everyone answered every question. Survey results to selected questions are contained in the following tables: 5 Year Graduate Survey Data 1. Overall, how satisfied have you been with your Central Penn education?  Very Satisfied  Satisfied  Dissatisfied  Very Dissatisfied TOTAL

13 (48.1%) 13 (48.1%) 1 (3.7%) 0 (0%) 27

2. How do you feel about the following Central Penn Policies: a. Attendance Policy  Strongly Support  Somewhat Support  Somewhat Oppose  Strongly Oppose TOTAL

21 (80.8%) 5 (19.2%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 26

b. Alcohol/Drug Free Campus  Strongly Support  Somewhat Support  Somewhat Oppose  Strongly Oppose TOTAL

23 (88.5%) 2 (7.7%) 1 (3.8%) 0 (0%) 26

3. Current Status  

Working Full-Time Continuing Education Full-Time or Enrolled in a Degree Program Full time  Working Full Time and Enrolled in Degree Program Full Time  Working Part-Time  Full-time Homemaker  Other TOTAL

23 (85.2%) 1 (3.7%) 1 (3.7%) 1 (3.7%) 0 (0%) 1 (3.7%) 27

4. Does your current job represent a promotion received because of your Central Penn degree?  Yes  No TOTAL:

10 (38.5%) 16 (61.5%) 26


5. Have you earned, or do you plan to earn, a bachelor’s (for associate degree graduates) or graduate degree?  Completed a degree program full time  Completed a degree program part time  Currently enrolled full time  Currently enrolled part time  Probably at some point  Probably not  Definitely not TOTAL:

4 (15.4%) 3 (11.5%) 2 (7.7%) 1 (3.8%) 7 (26.9%) 8 (30.8%) 1 (3.8%) 26

6. Complete only if you have completed or are currently enrolled in a degree program. a. Your highest degree program     

Bachelor Master J.D. Ph.D. Other

5 4 1 0 1

b. What was your reason(s) for pursuing this degree?   

Improve/attain skills in your current career Attain skills in a new career field Employer Tuition Assistance

6 6 1

7. What is your current salary range?  Under 35,000  $35-$39,999  $40-$44,999  $45-$49,999  $50-$54,999  $55-$59,999  $56-$64,999  $65-$69,999  $70,000+ TOTAL

5 (20.8%) 3 (12.5%) 5 (20.8%) 2 (8.3%) 6 (25%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 0 (0%) 3 (12.5%) 24

8. If Central Penn accepted all your credits toward a Central Penn Baccalaureate degree program that could be completed in one additional year (asked of associated degree graduates), would you be interested? Check all that apply.     

Yes, Tell me More Yes, if it didn’t cost a fortune and financing was available Yes, if I could attend part-time, evening courses Yes, if I could take it via distance learning No

2 5 2 5 6


9. Would you be interested in returning for you Master’s Degree? (asked of bachelor degree graduates)  

Yes No

3 7

10. Would you be interested in learning more about the following?        

Career seminars/workshops/events for alumni Speaking on a panel about your career experiences and background The Alumni Mentor Program to give information to individual students/alumni about your career field The Business Advisory Council to help keep Central Penn programs current The Alumni Association Online Courses Central Penn’s part-time evening and Saturday bachelor’s degree courses for working adults Permission to publish information on personal or professional achievements in the alumni newsletter, PennDulum

3 3 5

2 4 3 2 5

*Because percentages are rounded off, they may not add up to exactly 100% in each category.


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