ERIC Number: ED191541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Graduate and Early Leaver Follow-Up Survey Results, 1977-1978.
Foellinger, Juanita; Aspinwall-Lamberts, Julie
A survey was conducted during Spring 1979 to assess the employment and/or educational activities of Lane Community College (LCC) vocational students who either graduated or dropped out during 1977-78. Members of the survey sample, comprised of 442 graduates and 306 early leavers, were asked to indicate: (1) the full-time/part-time status of their current job or enrollment; (2) their current salaries, if employed; and (3) the relationship of their job or current major to their field of training at LCC. Major findings, based on a 52.2% response rate from graduates and a 26.3% response rate from early leavers, indicated that while approximately the same proportion (78%) of both groups were not attending school, the employment rate for graduates (84%) was higher than that for early leavers (68.2%). Of those who were employed, 83.7% were working full-time, and 74.8% were in jobs related to their LCC training. Salary figures indicate that graduates earned a median income between $900 and $999, compared to early leavers who earned on an average between $600 and $699; and that the median female income bracket was $200 to $300 lower than the male median. The survey report summarizes the sex, age, and ethnic characteristics of the respondents, indicates the percentage considered to be disadvantaged or handicapped, and provides a breakdown of findings for each of LCC's vocational education clusters: business/data processing, health occupations, mechanics/electronics, natural science, and public service. Data tables and the questionnaire are included. (JP)
Descriptors: Age, Allied Health Occupations Education, Business Education, College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Data Processing Occupations, Dropouts, Education Work Relationship, Electronics, Employment, Ethnic Groups, Females, Graduate Surveys, Males, Mechanics (Process), Natural Sciences, Public Service Occupations, Questionnaires, Salaries, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Lane Community Coll., Eugene, OR.