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Graduation Information and Follow-Up of Hostos Graduates

The following information is being provided by Hostos Community College, in part pursuant to the requirements of the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008.

Hostos Graduation Information:

Each of the annual graduation reports includes information on the number of graduates, the programs from which they graduated, and demographic data about the graduates.

Follow-Up of Hostos Graduates:

Every other year, the CUNY Office of Institutional Research and Analysis (OIRA) conducts a follow-up study of all students who have graduated from a CUNY college. The results, in the table below, are based on students who graduated from Hostos Community College (and all other CUNY colleges) during the 2007-08 academic year.

The major points of the follow-up study show that six months after graduation:

  • Only 16.5 percent of Hostos Community College graduates are not currently employed, compared to 27.1 percent for all community colleges and 26.0 percent CUNY-wide.

  • Just under 60 percent of Hostos graduates are continuing their education or training, a lower percentage than the community colleges as a group or all CUNY colleges.

  • Almost all of the graduates have jobs in New York City.

  • Almost half (49.0 percent) of the graduates were employed in jobs that required the specific certificate or associates degree they received at Hostos.

  • Just over two-thirds of the graduates (67.8 percent) were either “Very satisfied” or “Somewhat satisfied” with their current job.

  • Again, just over two-thirds of the graduates (67.7 percent) felt that Hostos Community College prepared them either “Very well” or “Well” for their current job.

  • Over three-fourths of the graduates (76.9 percent) said they would choose to go to Hostos Community College again, if they had the choice.

  • Over two-thirds of the graduates (70.5 percent) said they would choose the same program again, if they had the choice.



Responses to Selected Questions
from the "Survey of 2007-08 Certificate and Associate Graduates"

Selected Questions Hostos Community College CUNY Community Colleges All CUNY Colleges
Employment status six months after completing
certificate or associate degree:
 Employed in job directly related to my program of study  32.2  25.0  26.8
 Employed in job slightly related to my program of study  20.9  16.6  16.3
 Employed in job not related to my program of study  29.6  31.0  30.8
 Entered the military  0.9  0.2  0.2
 Unemployed but not seeking employment  3.5  12.4  11.5
 Unemployed and seeking employment  13.0   14.7   14.5
 
Employed full or part time:
 Employed full time (35 or more hours per week) 52.5 64.2  63.7
 Employed part time (less than 35 hours per week) 47.5 35.8 36.3
 
Pursued additional education or training after graduation:
 Yes 58.6 70.0 69.3
 No 41.4 30.0 30.7
 
Looked for a job related to my program of study:
 No 8.7 10.2 9.7
 Both responses allowed:      
           Yes, before graduation 8.5 9.4 9.8
           No, after graduation 14.0 12.4 12.4
 
Began working at job:
 Before enrolling at CUNY 27.0 25.8 25.5
 While enrolled at CUNY 44.0 41.4 40.5
 After graduating from CUNY 29.0 32.8 34.0
 
 Annual Salary:      
 Less than $20,000 47.4 37.4 36.5
 Less than $30,000 69.1 59.6 57.3
 Less than $40,000 79.4 74.4 72.2
 Less than $50,000 90.7 83.1 80.7
 
Type of organization:
 Private business, company, or organization 55.0 57.7 55.6
 Public-sector organization 32.0 27.0 29.4
 Private non-profit organization 13.0 13.4 13.3
 Self-employed 0.0 1.8 1.7
 
Location of Job:
 In one of NYC's five boroughs 95.0 91.1 92.0
 Outside of NYC 5.0 8.9 8.0
 
Educational requirements of my job:
 Certificate in specific program or major 16.7 8.6 8.1
 Certificate, no specific program or major 4.2 3.4 3.4
 Associate degree in specific program or major 32.3 29.3 30.3
 Associate degree, no specific program or major 11.5 9.1 8.5
 Baccalaureate degree in specific program or major 2.1 6.0 7.0
 Baccalaureate degree, no specific program or major 0.0 2.1 2.7
 No degree or certificate was required 33.3 41.5 40.1
 
Satisfaction with current job:
 Very satisfied 36.5 30.8 30.4
 Somewhat satisfied 31.3 35.2 35.0
 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 19.8 20.6 20.6
 Somewhat dissatisfied 7.3 6.8 7.3
 Very dissatisfied 5.2 6.7 6.7
 
How well did your CUNY education prepare you for this job?
 Very well 39.4 28.3 28.1
 Well  28.3  30.9 31.0
 Adequately  26.3  32.2  32.4
 Poorly  1.0  4.1  4.0
 Very poorly  5.1  4.6  4.5
 
I would choose to go to this college again
 Strongly agree  30.6  32.8  31.7
 Agree  46.3  46.2  46.4
 Disagree  18.2  15.9  16.4
 Strongly disagree  5.0  5.0  5.5
 
I would choose the program from which I graduated
 Strongly agree  38.5  33.6  34.6
 Agree  32.0  39.0  38.1
 Disagree  24.6  21.3  21.1
 Strongly disagree  4.9  6.1  6.3

Note: All data are from the 2007-08 "Survey of Graduates" conducted by the CUNY Office of Institutional Research and Assessment. All questions are based on the graduate's status six months following receipt of degree
 

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