ERIC Number: ED114153
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Reference Count: N/A
A Profile of Graduates, Virginia Community College System, 1973-74.
Trufant, John E.; Snyder, Fred A.
Of the 5,227 1973-74 graduates of the Virginia Community College System, the majority (61 percent) were men. Racial minorities comprised 11 percent of the graduates. Although the largest single age group was 21 years or younger, the majority of the graduates were at least 22 years old. Thirteen percent were older than 35, and the median age for all graduates was 23.3 years. The Associate of Applied Science degree, which is an occupational-technical award, was earned by nearly half of the graduates. Two-thirds of the graduates were in occupational-technical programs. College transfer graduates were two times more likely to be men than women. Of college transfer graduates, women more frequently chose the Associate of Arts degree, and men, the Associate of Science degree. Business was the most popular occupational-technical program, followed by engineering, health services, and public service. Although the percentage of white graduates predominated in all curricular groups, larger proportions of minorities were in business and engineering. About half of the graduates completed their programs in the traditional two-year period; about one-fourth took an extra year, and the remaining fourth took more than three years. Eleven tables of data are appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia