ERIC Number: ED237002
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Persistence and Achievement: A Profile of Graduates from The City University of New York.
Murtha, James; And Others
Characteristics of the 1981 graduating class of The City University of New York and their status about 1 year after graduation were studied. Findings include the following: within 1 year of graduation, those employed reported average incomes of about $16,000 and fewer than 6 percent said they were unable to find employment; minority students were represented among graduates at 3 times the national average; 61 percent of the graduates were women; almost 90 percent of the bachelors and 75 percent of the associates worked while enrolled at the university; 45 percent of the associate and 38 percent of the baccalaureate graduates were over 25 years old; about one-third of all graduates came from families with annual incomes of less than $12,000; only 10 percent of the associates and 20 percent of the bachelors had parents who had earned a college degree; almost 75 percent of associates and 50 percent of bachelors took longer than the traditional on-time period to earn their degree; almost 55 percent of associates and 46 percent of bachelors enrolled in other educational programs after completing their degree. Comparisons were also made with the experiences of June 1979 graduates. Information is included on type of job entered by degree, salaries by degree, and postgraduate disciplines pursued. The survey questionnaire is appended. (Author/SW)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, College Attendance, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience, Family Characteristics, Family Income, Followup Studies, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Institutional Research, Majors (Students), Minority Groups, Questionnaires, Salaries, Student Characteristics, Student Employment
City University of New York, Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, New York, NY 10021.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Education Dept., Albany.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Office of Institutional Research and Analysis.