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ERIC Number: ED177941
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Postgraduation Activities: All Degree Levels in Pennsylvania, 1978.
Donny, William F.
The employment of graduates of all degree levels in Pennsylvania institutions of higher education in 1978 is examined. Data were obtained for 44,264 graduates, or 50.1 percent of all those who graduated from postsecondary institutions in Pennsylvania between January 1978 and August 1978. Survey results are presented separately for baccalaureate graduates, master's degree graduates, doctoral graduates, first-professional graduates, and associate degree graduates. Employment increases occurred at all degree levels except the doctoral for graduates for 1978 over those of 1977. The greatest increase in employment was among bachelor's degree graduates, particularly those who majored in the health professions, engineering, or computer sciences. Postgraduate-level employment was higher than at the baccalaureate level. More graduates at the associate-degree level were pursuing further study than at any other level. The data presented show the proportion of graduates in each degree field and at degree level who are employed in their fields of preparation, employed in another field, employed in Pennsylvania, unemployed, or pursuing advanced degrees. The data also show differences in postgraduation activities by institutional type, including state colleges and universities, state-related, private state-aided, and independent colleges and universities. Appendices present more detailed data than that included in the text. (SC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Comparative Analysis, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Employment Patterns, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Masters Degrees, Professional Education, State Surveys, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Surveys
Pennsylvania Department of Education, Box 911, Harrisburg, PA 17126
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Dept. of Education, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania