ERIC Number: ED127882
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-May
Reference Count: 0
The Job Market Vs. Collegiate Curricula: A Potential Conflicting Pressure.
Duff, Franklin L.
Results of Surveys of graduates (based on the 1972 and 1973 classes) soon after receipt of a degree are used to document the existence of dramatic differences in level of vocational success achieved by the graduates of various curricular areas. Measures of vocational success discussed include unemployment rate, underemployment rate, incidence of employment in jobs related to the college curriculum, and annual salary. The persistence of these patterns over time is examined using results from a 1975 survey of 1970 graduates. The extent to which graduates seemingly are concerned about the existing curriculum-job market relationships also is discussed along with the implications that the apparent conflicting pressure has for institutional and student planning. (Author)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Educational Planning, Employment Patterns, Higher Education, Job Placement, Labor Market, Majors (Students), Success, Surveys, Unemployment
University Bureau of Institutional Research, University of Illinois, 252 Illini Tower, Champaign, Illinois 61820
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Association for Institutional Research Forum (Los Angeles, California, May 1976)