ERIC Number: ED226679
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Postgraduation Activities: All Degree Levels in Pennsylvania, 1981.
Brehman, George E., Jr.
The employment of 1981 graduates at all degree levels in Pennsylvania's colleges and universities was surveyed, based on data for 47,996 graduates of 147 institutions, or 65.9 percent of all graduates. It was found that the 1981 full-time employment rate for all graduates, regardless of degree level, decreased from the 1980 value of 72.3 percent to 70.6 percent. Unemployment increased from 8.4 to 9.7 percent, while part-time employment also increased from 3.7 to 4.1 percent. The percentage of students who were pursuing an advanced degree remained virtually constant (15.5 percent). The percentages of fully employed graduates (excluding advanced students) were highest for the fields of law, engineering, health professions, theology, computer sciences, and mathematics, while the disciplines with the lowest percentages of employed graduates were foreign languages, letters, psychology, communications, interdisciplinary studies, social sciences, and public affairs and services. Statistical tables for each degree level report postgraduation activities for graduates based upon 23 major disciplines. Appended tables provide detailed information on graduates in a specific discipline by degree level and type of institution, as well as response rates for each discipline area. (SW)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Occupational Surveys, State Surveys, Vocational Followup
Pennsylvania Department of Education, 333 Market Street, P.O. Box 911, Harrisburg, PA 17108.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg. Bureau of Research and Evaluation.
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