ERIC Number: ED174155
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977-Dec-19
Reference Count: N/A
Career Patterns, Employment and Earnings of Graduates of 11 ACM Colleges.
Wishart, Patricia; Rossmann, Jack
A study was conducted of 11 private liberal arts colleges, all members of the Associated Colleges of the Midwest, to relate the career experiences of four graduating classes to their college experiences. The study was conducted as part of the National Project 1, Better Information for Student Choice, supported by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education. Answers were sought to the following questions: how many liberal arts graduates are employed and unemployed, how many have gone on to graduate or professional schools, who their employers are, the kinds of work they do, and how they feel about their college experience in relation to their employment. Questionnaires were sent to approximately 3,000 1975 graduates and 3,000 others from among the graduates of 1970, 1965, and 1960. Rates of return were 61 percent for the 1975 graduates and 51 percent for the others. Findings are presented in three sections: for those who moved directly into full-time employment, those who entered graduate or professional school directly after college, and the graduates as a whole. Sample questionnaires are included. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Associated Colleges of the Midwest, Chicago, IL.