ERIC Number: ED165700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of May 1977 Graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Sanford, Timothy R.
All May 1977 graduates of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill were surveyed about their future plans and general impressions of their educational experiences. The response rate was about 46 percent and representative of the school's population, except that blacks were significantly underrepresented among respondents. Overall, about 23 percent were continuing their education, with 43 percent of those pursuing master's degrees, 41 percent pursuing professional degrees, and l5 going for doctorates. About 81 percent of those employed are permanently employed, with 60 percent, overall, employed in North Carolina. Unemployment status is also examined in detail. Respondents' ratings of 12 areas of university life show a majority of adequate or good ratings in all areas, with the highest percentage of good ratings for library resources, and the highest percentage of poor ratings for academic advising. Respondents were evenly divided in their feelings that academic standards should be higher and that there was too much emphasis on grades in their classes. The survey results are analyzed according to sex and race of the students responding, and are presented in narrative form with some tables. The survey instrument is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Blacks, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Counseling, Educational Facilities, Educational Quality, Educational Resources, Employment Patterns, Females, Followup Studies, Grades (Scholastic), Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Males, Participant Satisfaction, Professional Education, Relevance (Education), Research Projects, State Universities, Statistical Data, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. Office of Institutional Research.