ERIC Number: ED120640
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: N/A
The-Hard-to-Place Majority--A National Study of the Career Outcomes of Liberal Arts Graduates. Report No. 5.
Bisconti, Ann S.; Gomberg, Irene L.
This report uses nationally representative data from two college classes which were surveyed as freshmen in 1961 and 1966 and were followed up in 1971. The primary focus is on graduates in the arts, humanities, and social sciences, with comparable data shown for other fields traditionally classified as liberal arts (biological and psysical sciences), as well as for non-liberal arts fields. Differences between graduates in various fields of study are assessed first on indicators of fit between their education and the world of work. In subsequent sections of survey report, the salary levels and job satisfaction of graduates in various fields are examined as indicators of the career-related rewards of education. (SJL)
Descriptors: Career Opportunities, College Graduates, Educational Research, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Placement, Job Satisfaction, Liberal Arts, Majors (Students), Vocational Followup
College Placement Council, P.O. Box 2253, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18001 (HC $5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: College Placement Council, Bethlehem, PA.