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ERIC Number: ED161470
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Sep
Pages: 99
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
1973 Career Graduates: A Profile of CUNY Community College Students.
Heller, Barbara R.; And Others
A survey was conducted of the 1973 career program graduates of seven participating community colleges of the City University of New York and was compared to a previous study of 1966 graduates. Two questionnaire mailings and a telephone follow-up yielded a 28.5% (N=4,379) response rate. Results are presented in the following areas: age, sex, college major, and educational background of the graduates; employment attainment, salary, and career progress after graduation; educational attainment after graduation; and program evaluation and satisfaction with the importance of the associate degree and with course emphases in relation to job development. Findings include the following: demographically, the 1973 graduate was older than the 1966 graduate (25-30 compared to 20-24 years of age) and more likely to be female; annual salary five years after graduation was higher for the 1973 than the 1966 graduates; in general, graduates were satisfied with the training they received and the majority continued their education at a four-year college; students commented on difficulties in transferring credits and the need for more hands-on experience, a higher-level degree to compete in the job market, and an easing of the transition to a four-year college. The questionnaire and supplementary tables are appended. (MB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept. Albany, Grants Administration Unit.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Graduate School and Univ. Center.