Summary of FDTC's Graduate Survey 2002

The results of the Florence-Darlington Technical College's (FDTC) annual Graduate Evaluation Survey 2002 are attached for appraisal.  The Graduate Evaluation is administered annually to the graduates in attendance at the graduation rehearsal in May of the respective year. On May 14, 2002, four hundred and twenty eight (428) students completed the survey. Highlights of the results are listed below.  A report of statistics related to the full report is available for review in the FDTC Office of Research, Planning and Assessment.

Graduate Considerations of FDTC and the Future

Purpose for attending FDTC - 68% of graduates stated that they attended FDTC to prepare for career advancement and to improve their existing job skills. Fifteen percent (15%) attended the college to graduate and earn credits needed to transfer to a four year college or university.

Student Services

Graduates rated Student Services with the differentiations noted below.

Educational Programs

Students stated the following observations about their educational programs:

Education Contribution to Personal Growth

Student responses to the question, "How did your educational experience at FDTC contribute to your personal growth?" are as follows:

Student Satisfaction with Designated Services

2002 Graduates expressed satisfaction with the following selected FDTC services.

2002 Graduates who participated in Distance Learning Courses expressed the following reasons for taking this type of course.