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ERIC Number: ED177933
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Recruitment and Retention of Black Americans in Engineering at Purdue. 4. A Follow-Up Study of Black Engineering Graduates.
LeBold, William K.; And Others
Post-college activities of Black U.S. graduates who studied engineering are the topic of this monograph, the last in a series of four reports examining Black engineering students at Purdue University. Black American B.S. degree recipients who studied engineering between 1938-1974 were surveyed. Advanced educational plans, type of employment, and retrospective views of careers and education were investigated. Most of the graduates held high level technical and supervisory jobs in engineering and allied fields. Salaries were above the national average for engineers with comparable experience. Over 80 percent of the Black graduates were satisfied with their choice of engineering careers and Purdue Engineering. Laboratory and mathematics courses including both practical and theoretical courses were given especially high ratings. The results indicate that at the time of the survey (1974), Purdue engineering graduates had, and were continuing to pursue, advanced graduate and professional education. They held substantial positions of responsibility in both technical and managerial fields. They were achieving higher than average salaries and generally were quite satisfied with their jobs, careers, choice of engineering, and Purdue. The survey instrument is appended. (Author/SF)
Descriptors: Blacks, Career Choice, Degrees (Academic), Educational Quality, Engineering Education, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Characteristics, Job Satisfaction, Professional Education, Questionnaires, Salaries, Statistical Data, Surveys
Engineering Education Research Studies, Dept. of Freshman Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Purdue Univ., Lafayette, IN.