ERIC Number: ED213336
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Postgraduation Activities: All Degree Levels in Pennsylvania, 1980.
Donny, William F.
The employment of graduates of all degree levels in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education was assessed in 1980, based on data for 48,162 graduates, or 54.3 percent of the graduates at all degree levels. Attention was directed to the proportions of graduates in each degree field and level: (1) employed in their fields of preparation, (2) employed in another field, (3) employed in Pennsylvania, (4) unemployed, or (5) pursuing advanced degrees. Differences in three postgraduation activities were determined by institutional type: state colleges and universities, state-related, private state-aided, and independent colleges and universities. Comparisons to 1979 findings were also made. It was found that in 1980 full-time employment for graduates at all five degree levels decreased by 0.2 percent over 1979. Unemployment and part-time employment increased by 0.7 percent and 0.2 percent respectively in 1980, while those pursuing advanced degrees decreased by 0.6 percent for graduates at all degree levels. At the bachelor's level employment was highest for graduates of health professions, engineering, and computer sciences. Lowest initial employment was found among graduates of social sciences, interdisciplinary studies, psychology, area studies, and physical and biological sciences. At the master's, doctoral, and first-professional degree levels, the proportion of graduates with full-time employment ranged from 84 to 95 percent. A relatively higher percentage of associate, bachelor's, and master's graduates employed in Pennsylvania is due to a higher regional demand for these degrees in contrast to doctoral and first-professional level graduates. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Demand Occupations, Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, Occupational Surveys, Part Time Employment, Place of Residence, Private Colleges, Professional Education, State Colleges, Unemployment
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Division of Research and Evaluation, Bureau of Planning, Research, Evaluation and Dissemination, Harrisburg, PA.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Research and Evaluation.