The majority of Hong Kong Community College (HKCC) graduates are able to pursue degree studies, a recent survey shows. The HKCC, affiliated to the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), offers a wide range of associate degree programmes. The HKCC survey, which was conducted last month, received feedback from 1,596 of its 1,833 graduates this year. A total of 1,100 students pursued degree studies on a full-time or part-time basis, the findings revealed. This is an increase of 320 compared with last year. Among full-time students, almost 40 per cent are doing degree courses at PolyU, while 20 per cent are studying at other PolyU-affiliated institutions, including the School of Professional Education and Executive Development. According to the survey, about seven per cent of the respondents are working and studying at the same time, while 19 per cent have full-time jobs. Among the workers, 96 per cent of them found their first job within three months after graduation. About 14 per cent earn HK$10,000 per month, with 70 per cent earning between HK$7,000 and HK$9,999. At a press briefing on Monday, HKCC director Simon Leung said: 'It is encouraging to learn that such a large proportion of our graduates enjoy good prospects and continue to advance in academic development after graduation.'