ERIC Number: ED179252
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Graduates from General College Individualized Baccalaureate Degree Programs. The General College Studies, Volume XV, Number 3, 1978-1979.
Hansen, Evelyn Unes
A sample of 104 graduates of the individualized baccalaureate program at the General College of the University of Minnesota was surveyed to determine graduate attitudes toward the program's usefulness in achieving personal and career goals, strengthening job market position, and entering a graduate school. A 77% response rate was obtained. Of the respondents, 63% were male, their average age was 33.3 years, and 66% held a Bachelor of Applied Studies (BAS), while 32% held a Bachelor of General Studies (BGS). Major findings include the following: (1) 51% entered the program primarily for career reasons, while 48% entered with personal development goals; (2) 80% thought the program greatly or very greatly satisfied these goals; (3) 59% rated their self-designed program better than adequate or excellent, while 11% found it less than adequate; (4) if they were to do to over again, 62% indicated that they would choose the individualized program at General College, 13% would choose an individualized program offered elsewhere, and 21% would choose a traditional program; (5) 83% of the employed respondents held jobs related to their field of study; and (6) 21% of the respondents had been accepted by graduate schools, though more BAS than BGS holders were accepted conditionally. Tables comparing data by sex are provided throughout the text. (JP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., Minneapolis. General Coll.