ERIC Number: ED156842
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Post-High School Activities of the 1973 Graduates by Race and Sex.
Compared in this document are the post-high school activities of the 1972 and 1973 graduates from public and nonpublic high schools in Pennsylvania. Areas of comparison were (1) enrollment in a postsecondary degree-granting institution (PDGI) vs. other activities (enrollment decreased by 5,172 students from 1972 to 1973; the number finding work increased slightly; 750 fewer students entered the military); (2) public vs. nonpublic high school graduates (40% public vs. 54.5% private school graduates entered a PDGI, and 3.5% vs. 1.7% entered the armed forces); (3) public high school graduates by sex (an almost equal number graduated, but 2,180 fewer women entered a PDGI and left the state, more entered an associate degree-granting business school); (4) 1973 public high school graduates by race and sex (regardless of race, more males attended a PDGI; the majority of Oriental Americans went to college, whereas the percentage of Blacks was below that of all graduates); (5) post high school activities of public academic program graduates (of the 38% in academic programs, 50.1% were male; the majority of Oriental Americans were in academic programs; Black and Spanish Americans were underrepresented); (6) post high school activities of public vocational-technical program graduates (35% of 1972 graduates and 40.4% of 1973 graduates were vocational-technical students, but only 12.5% attended PDGIs); and (7) 1973 graduates and employment (31% employed with 13% of that total from nonpublic schools; more females had received vocational training; the proportion of Blacks and Spanish Americans who entered the labor force was about the same as for all graduates, though a much smaller proportion of these were from academic programs; and less than 8% of Oriental American public school graduates worked immediately.) Data tables are appended. (VB)
Descriptors: Asian Americans, Black Employment, Black Students, Comparative Analysis, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Females, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Males, Postsecondary Education, Private Schools, Public Education, Spanish Americans, Statistical Analysis, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Information Systems.