ERIC Number: ED159983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
UCSD Alumni--Assessing their Education and Careers. A Survey of the Graduating Class (Baccalaureate) of 1975-76.
Erfer, Bruce H.
During the academic year 1977-78 a questionnaire was mailed to 937 University of California at San Diego (UCSD) alumni who graduated in 1975-76; responses were received from 35 percent. There is no profile of the typical alumnus, but certain types of groups act more favorably toward UCSD than others. Students entering as freshmen were more likely to be satisfied with their educational experience than transfers; similarly, students with high grade point averages showed most satisfaction. About half of the respondents had chosen to pursue an advanced degree or credential. Alumni who chose their major with a possible career in mind were generally more satisfied with UCSD than their non-career major counterparts. About 30 percent said that knowing what they do now they would have chosen another school. In general, career matters were of considerable concern to the alumni. Only 43 percent were currently employed full-time, and 60 percent of those felt their jobs had real or possible career potential. Starting salaries averaged $835 per month, with physical sciences majors paid the most and humanities/letters majors paid the least. The survey results are tabulated, with some narration, and the survey instrument is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adjustment (to Environment), Alumni, Career Awareness, Career Choice, College Students, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Employment Experience, Expectation, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Outcomes of Education, Research Projects, State Universities, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics
Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor-Planning, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, California 92093
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Diego. Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor--Planning, Analytical Studies.