ERIC Number: ED223282
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
SUNY Community College Graduates: Their Futures. Analysis Paper No. 822.
State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office for Community Colleges.
In 1981, each of the 30 State University of New York (SUNY) community colleges collected follow-up data on its 1980 graduates, using varying survey instruments. Overall findings, based on a statewide response rate of 72%, included the following: (1) 90.2% of the respondents had either transferred to a four-year college or found employment; (2) of the remaining respondents, over half were not seeking employment; (3) 59% of the respondents with an associate in arts (AA) degree and 58% of the respondents with an associate in science (AS) degree transferred successfully to a four-year institution; (4) 34.9% of the AA respondents and 41% of the AS respondents went to work directly after graduation; (5) 29.9% of the respondents with associate in applied science (AAS) degrees transferred and 57.8% obtained immediate employment; (6) 21.9% of those with associate in occupational science (AOS) degrees transferred and 68% obtained employment; (7) nearly 26% of the certificate program respondents transferred, with 58.1% attaining employment; and (8) 90.7% of the diploma graduates obtained immediate employment. The study report includes findings, based on data from selected schools, with respect to salaries, employers, relationship of job to field of training, geographic mobility of respondents, and jobs with high placement potential. (KL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. of New York, Albany. Office for Community Colleges.
Identifiers - Location: New York