ERIC Number: ED094666
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Experiences of 1972 Oregon Post-Secondary Graduates. A Staff Report. Educational Coordinating Council Report No. 37-73.
This postsecondary followup survey was designed to provide information on educational needs at the postsecondary level based on the experiences and the evaluation of recent graduates. A sample of 4,250 postsecondary graduates was drawn from lists of graduates provided by all the individual institutions in Oregon. Usable completed questionnaires were returned by approximately 60 percent of the original sample. Results indicated: (1) The proportion of 1972 graduates in responding that "work" was their primary activity declined over the previous years, the decline being most pronounced among graduates of independent colleges. (2) There was an increase in the proportion of graduates in the "unemployed" category. (3) A greater percentage of female postsecondary graduates in all three educational segments were working than their male counterparts, while a greater percentage of male than female graduates chose to continue their education. (4) Female graduates were concentrated in professional and clerical jobs, while male graduates were distributed to a greater extent among other job categories. Women have not made significant gains in obtaining jobs traditionally taken by men. Statistical data support conclusions. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State Educational Coordinating Council, Salem.
Identifiers - Location: Oregon