ERIC Number: ED222100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Apr-20
Reference Count: N/A
Report of Follow-Up of Graduates of 1981. Institutional Research.
The 1981 graduates of Saint Mary's College were surveyed in 1982 to determine current position, salary, graduate school attendance, satisfaction with current employment, and attitudes about their college experience. Based on replies from 68 percent of the 1981 graduates, the following facts were found: almost 16 percent of the graduates were attending graduate/professional school full-time; 4 percent were in other types of postgraduate college (e.g., paralegal, medical technology); 3 percent were attending graduate school part-time; almost 74 percent of the graduates were employed, while slightly over 3 percent were unemployed and seeking work; over three-quarters of those pursuing advanced studies were in professional programs; law, medicine, and masters of business administration attracted the highest numbers; 14 percent were employed in teaching positions; about 9 percent were in technical, semiprofessional jobs; 21 percent were employed in managerial and administrative positions; 7 percent were employed in responsible sales or marketing positions; over three-fifths indicated there was a strong relationship between their positions and their majors; and about 47 percent were very satisfied and 37 percent were moderately satisfied with their first jobs. Information is also provided on graduate/professional schools to which respondents had applied; salaries reported by graduates by type of position and by college major; and the value of the college experience in preparing graduates to function in certain areas of life. Student comments and data on response rates for graduates of various departments are appended. (SW)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Employment Patterns, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Job Satisfaction, Majors (Students), Participant Satisfaction, Salaries, Student Attitudes, Student College Relationship, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saint Mary's Coll., Notre Dame, IN.