ERIC Number: ED240960
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Survey of the 1981 Bachelor's Degree Recipients from Maryland Public Institutions.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Results of a survey of 1981 bachelor's degree recipients at Maryland's public four-year institutions, which was conducted about 1 year after graduation, are presented. Information is provided on post-graduation educational activities, their employment and occupational status, and their achievement of goals. Findings include the following: 57 percent of the respondents graduated from the same school where they first entered, 25 percent had transferred from a two-year institution, and 18 percent had transferred from another four-year school; 79 percent of the respondents planned to complete a higher degree; three-fourths of the graduates were employed full-time and 13 percent were employed part-time; 84.6 percent of the full-time employed graduates were working in professional or technical occupations; 91 percent of respondents who were employed full-time had obtained their jobs within 8 months of graduation; half of the respondents working full-time reported that their job was directly related to their undergraduate majors, while another 30 percent said that it was somewhat related; and the median salary reported by graduates employed full-time was $15,689. Statistical results and the survey instrument are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Bachelors Degrees, College Attendance, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience, Employment Level, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Occupational Aspiration, Questionnaires, State Colleges
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.