ERIC Number: ED212229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Study of Recent Alumni (1979) at The College of Staten Island.
Picciano, Anthony G.
The current activities of recent alumni of the College of Staten Island (CSI), New York, were surveyed. Data were obtained in 1980 on the educational and employment activities of the class of 1979, and on their satisfaction with their academic preparation at CSI for their current areas of activity. A modified version of a National Center for Higher Education Management Systems questionnaire, which is appended, was used. The study population was all students who received a degree (associate, baccalaureate, or masters) in 1979. Of the total number of 1,548, responses were received from 836. The most important finding is that most respondents have continued to live in Staten Island and to work in the New York City area. The mean age of the 1979 alumni is 29.9 years, and most were working on a full-time or part-time basis while enrolled at CSI. Approximately half of the respondents were employed full-time and not attending college in the spring 1980; 20 percent were attending college and were not employed; 20 percent were both attending college and were employed full-time; and slightly more than 10 percent were neither employed full-time nor enrolled in college. The majority of respondents aspired to obtain higher degrees, and 56 percent of the associate degree graduates who are continuing their education have chosen to continue at CSI. Most characterized their current employment as having definite or possible career potential. Approximately half were employed in private industry, while the other half were employed in government, education, and other nonprofit organizations. (SW)
Descriptors: Alumni, College Graduates, Educational Benefits, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Place of Residence, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Student Employment, Undergraduate Study, Vocational Followup
College of Staten Island, Office of Institutional Planning, 715 Ocean Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, Staten Island. Coll. of Staten Island.