ERIC Number: ED161343
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
A Comparative Study of the First Full-Time Job and Salary After Graduation for Selected Vocational/Technical/Professional Business Graduates from High School, Two-Year Colleges, and Four-Year Colleges. AIR Forum Paper 1978.
Robon, Nancy C.
The primary purposes of this study were to determine at each successive level of education the relevance of that education to the graduates, the level of jobs and salaries secured, and graduates' opinions of the education just completed. The three study populations consisted of all the 1974-75 school-year graduates from 10 city of Toledo high schools (340 vocational business block graduates), from two Toledo-area two-year colleges (122 selected technical business graduates), and from one four-year college of business administration (170 selected professional business graduates). A 52.1 percent overall response rate to the questionnaire (sent within a year after graduation) was achieved from the three populations, which consisted of 112 high school graduates (32.9 percent), 94 two-year college graduates (77.0 percent), and 123 four-year graduates (72,4 percent). The characteristics of the nonrespondents at the high school level did not differ from those of the respondents. It was determined that most graduates generally (1) found their education relevant; (2) high school graduates secured entry-level positions; two-year college, paraprofessional positions; four-year college, professional positions with median salary ranges of $4,000-$4,999, $6,000-$7,499, and $9,000-$10,499 respectively; and (3) two-year college graduates rated their education higher than both high school and four-year college graduates. (Author/LBH)
Descriptors: Business Education, College Graduates, Colleges, Community Colleges, Comparative Analysis, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, High School Graduates, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Questionnaires, Relevance (Education), Salaries, Student Attitudes, Technical Institutes, Vocational Education
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Ohio (Toledo)
Note: Paper presented at the annual Association for Institutional Research Forum (18th, Houston, Texas, May 21-25, 1978)