ERIC Number: ED119748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Educational Plans and Career Choices of Associate Degree Recipients in Indiana. Indiana College-Level Manpower Study, Report Number 4.
Greenberg, Robert M.; Tully, Richard B.
In the spring of 1975, a manpower survey was conducted to determine the educational, occupational, and career plans of college students in Indiana who were about to complete the requirements for an associate degree. Fifty percent (1,467) of the expected associate degree recipients from public institutions, and all 623 of the expected reciPients from independent institutions received the survey instrument. Overall, there was a 47 percent response rate (919). In addition to information elicited on student characteristics and backgrounds, the findings were these: The most commonly chosen major area of study was health service and paramedical technology. Only 31 percent of the respondents expected that the associate degree was the highest degree they would complete. Approximately two-thirds of the respondents indicated general fields of study they hoped to pursue in the future, the most popular being health related programs. Sixty-one percent expected to be employed in career jobs in the fall following their graduations, and 79 percent expected that their long-term careers would be related to their major fields of study. Data are organized into 36 tables, and the survey instrument is appended. (Author/NHM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Lilly Endowment, Inc., Indianapolis, IN.
Authoring Institution: Indiana State Commission for Higher Education, Indianapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Indiana