ERIC Number: ED101798
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
Post-College Activities of Former Occupational-Technical Students. Research Report No. 3.
Eyler, David R.; And Others
This report describes post-community college activities of former occupational/technical students at 13 Virginia community colleges. The colleges identified 11,623 former students as eligible, of whom 3,433 were graduates who had earned an associate degree, diploma, or certificate. An overall response rate of 61 percent was obtained, 73 percent for graduates and 56 percent for nongraduates. The data were summarized to permit comparison of respondent groups on the basis of sex, race, graduation status, degree earned, and curriculum. The factors relating to postcollege activities included employment status, relevance of curriculum to present job, initial and present salary, extent and reasons for continuing education, reasons for withdrawal before graduation, and intention to return to college. Greater percentages of graduates than nongraduates were employed full-time. Diploma graduates had higher rates of employment than either degree or certificate graduates. The curricular areas of public service and health showed a higher degree of job congruence than other areas. The median salary for initial jobs was $5,419 and rose to $7,158 for present jobs. Nongraduates received higher median initial and present salaries than graduates. (Author/MJK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.