ERIC Number: ED251043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Follow-Up Survey of the 1982 Bachelor's Degree Recipients from Maryland Public Institutions.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Results of a survey of 1982 bachelor's degree recipients at Maryland's public four-year institutions are presented. Statistical findings and a brief narrative summary cover graduates' postgraduation educational activities, employment and occupational status, and achievement of important goals. While 76 percent of graduates planned to complete a higher degree, one-third had already enrolled for some form of college credit, and 22 percent had enrolled in graduate or professional programs. Additional findings show that: 74 percent were employed full-time and 14 percent part-time; the unemployment rate was 6.8 percent; and the lowest unemployment rates were reported by graduates who had majored in technology and professional areas, while the highest jobless rates occurred for respondents who majored in arts, physical sciences, and social sciences. Although 80.5 percent were working in professional or technical occupations, 16.3 percent held nonprofessional, nontechnical jobs. The median salary of respondents was $16,026; however, the median salary of men was markedly higher than that of women. Information is also provided on: the location of respondents' employment, length of job search and source of job, the relationship between major and occupation, and job preparation and evaluation. (SW)
Descriptors: Aspiration, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Majors (Students), Salaries, State Colleges, Underemployment, Unemployment
State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis, MD 21401.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.