ERIC Number: ED073751
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jan
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A Profile of City Colleges of Chicago 1972 Graduates.
Graduates of 1972 from the seven City Colleges of Chicago were studied to: (1) determine the pursuits of the graduates; (2) study the relationship between their educational field and their continued education or field or work; and (3) identify possible trends by comparing the characteristics and pursuits of the graduates with those of previous graduates. A random sample of 763 graduates was sent a questionnaire, and approximately 48.7% responded. Of the 372 who responded, 200 had transferred to senior colleges. The questionnaire data are tabulated. These data show a high correlation between the educational programs chosen by the graduates in the city college and in senior institutions. Of the graduates who were working, 49% were employed in a job that was related to their city college program, and 68% felt that the city college courses had given them specific skills that were job related; 68.9% indicated that they had either taken additional courses or that they planned to do so. In comparing the 1965 graduate with the 1972 graduate of the City Colleges of Chicago, it was found that the 1972 class graduated in a shorter period of time. The breakdown as to baccalaureate-oriented program and occupational program showed that there was a high degree of comparability between 1965 and 1972 graduates. There was an increase in the number of graduates entering public senior institutions in 1972. Full-time students in senior colleges increased from 75% in 1965 to 85% in 1972; 61% of the 1972 full-time students were gainfully employed compared with 50% of the 1965 graduates. (DB)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago City Colleges, IL. Central Offices.