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Students Rate Hartnell College Positively in Survey

October 14th, 2003

The majority of Hartnell College students who received associate degrees or certificates of completion in 2002 said they rated their experiences at Hartnell positively, and they planned to continue their education at four-year colleges and universities, according to a recent Hartnell survey.

The survey was compiled by Christopher Myers, director of Hartnell's institutional research and planning office.

"The purpose of the survey," according to Myers, "was to assess the graduates' future educational and employment plans, as well as their satisfaction with their experiences at Hartnell." He said the results are intended to provide information that will assist Hartnell's faculty and staff to better serve students whose goal is to obtain a degree or certificate.

Myers said two-thirds of the respondents planned to continue their education at a four-year school, and one-half of those who planned to transfer hoped to eventually earn a graduate degree.

He also said three-fourths of the survey respondents planned to be employed after graduating from Hartnell. "Thus, most of our graduates also plan to work at least part-time while continuing their education."

In the area of satisfaction with Hartnell, the vast majority of students said they had attained their educational goals, and they had generally been adequately supported and would recommend Hartnell to others, according to Myers.

For more information on the survey, contact Christopher Myers at (831) 755-6972.