ERIC Number: ED053704
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Five Years after the College Degree; Part I, Graduate and Professional Education. Draft.
Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.
This is the first of two monographs reporting the results of a second study of the postcollege careers of 1958 college graduates. A cross-section of persons who received bachelor's and master's degrees in June 1958 were first studied in 1960. A subsample of the 41,497 respondents to the 1960 study were again contacted in 1963 and asked for additional information on their education and work careers. This monograph concentrates on the graduate and professional education of the graduates and attempts to answer such questions as: what accounts for various patterns of study; what is the part played by young people's values and aspirations as against their experiences in graduate school; and how influential are family members when it comes to study decisions? Section I is the introduction. Section II presents tabular and descriptive information on the graduate and professional education of 1958 B.A. recipients, including: (1) enrollment patterns and degrees obtained; (2) study patterns; (3) satisfaction with graduate study fields; (4) financial support through scholarships, fellowships, and other forms of student aid; (5) motivation for graduate study - academic values, undergraduates' grades, and the family and social situations; (6) the nonenrolled and "course takers"; and (7) plans for future study. Section III presents the same information for M.A. recipients. (AF)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Bureau of Social Science Research, Inc., Washington, DC.