ERIC Number: ED098847
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Five and Ten Years After College Entry: 1971 Followup of 1961 and 1966 College Freshmen. ACE Research Reports, Vol. 9, No. 1.
El-Khawas, Elaine H.; Bisconti, Ann S.
This report is one of a series based on a longitudinal study of the postsecondary education and careers of the college freshmen of 1961 and 1966. Findings are categorized into three areas: baccalaureate completion, graduate study, and employment patterns. Regarding baccalaureate completions, highlights indicate: (1) Among the 705,512 freshmen who enrolled at 4-year college or universities in 1961, over half received a bachelor's degree within four years. (2) Among the 1,309,524 1966 freshmen, just under half received a bachelor's degree within four years of college entry, but about 60 percent earned the bachelor's degree by 1971. (3) Women completed undergraduate study more quickly than men: two-thirds of the 1961 and over half of the 1966 women received a bachelors degree within four years, compared to less than half of the men in each group. Highlights of graduate study indicated: (1) Over half of the 1961 freshmen had enrolled for advanced study at some time. (2) Among the 1966 freshmen, 29 percent (404,148) had enrolled in graduate or professional school by the time of the followup survey (1971). Employment patterns suggest: In 1967, 67 percent of the 1961 group and 58 percent of the 1966 group were employed full-time. Teaching and business were the most popular current (and long-run) employment choices of both groups. Statistical data and additional findings are indicated. (Author/PG)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Career Choice, College Freshmen, College Graduates, Educational Experience, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Statistical Data
American Council on Education, Publications Division, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($6.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC.