ERIC Number: ED214458
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: N/A
Baruch College Annual Alumni Survey, Class of 1978.
The impact of educational experiences on the 1978 graduates of Baruch College, New York as reflected in their achievements two years after graduation was assessed. Responses to a mailed questionnaire were received from 837 (60 percent) graduates. It was found that the employment of Baruch graduates was very high: 96 percent were employed. Nearly half were holding professional jobs, and the majority of the remainder were working at middle or upper management levels. About half were already working or had job offers at the time they graduated. Another 25 percent required less than two months after graduation to obtain a full-time job. Four out of five graduates were in occupations related to their undergraduate majors, and four out of every five were satisfied with their jobs. With race and sex held constant, business majors received higher salaries than did liberal arts majors, and students who worked for at least two years during college earned more after graduation than those who had little or no college work experience. While race was not a factor in determining graduates' salaries, sex differences in salaries were found: males earned much more than females. Twenty-seven percent of the respondents were either attending graduate schools or had received their graduate degrees. Those with a grade point average of 3.00 or above and/or those who had graduated with honors were more likely to attend graduate school, and the majority of alumni attending graduate schools chose Baruch. The most disliked aspect of Baruch was its lack of campus, its buildings, and classroom facilities. The Annual Alumni Survey is appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Alumni, College Environment, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Level, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Salaries, Salary Wage Differentials, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Surveys
Baruch College, The City University of New York, 17 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10010.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Baruch Coll. Office of Institutional Research.