ERIC Number: ED256393
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of LaGuardia Community College's 1973-1977 Graduates.
Weintraub, Jeffrey I.
A follow-up study of the graduates of LaGuardia Community College (LCC) classes of 1973 through 1977 was conducted to analyze the salary levels, rates of salary gain over time, employment levels, promotional opportunities, job stability, career paths, and additional education attained by LCC graduates who entered the labor market, continued their education, or did both after completing LaGuardia's two-year cooperative education curriculum. Based on a previous study, 2090 of the 3000 students receiving awards between 1973 and 1977 were deemed reachable. Of the reachable students, 27.1% (N=567) responded to a survey requesting employment data. Study highlights included the following: (1) in 1980, 1973 graduates were earning an average salary of $14,174; 1974 graduates earned $13,615; 1975 graduates earned $13,970; 1976 graduates earned $13,176; and 1977 graduates earned $12,741 on the average; (2) data processing graduates reported the highest salary gains, while occpuational therapy graduates reported the lowest salary gains; (3) 66.1% of the graduates continued their education, and of those, 53.8% earned a bachelor's degree or higher; and (4) 55.5% of the employed graduates have remained with their first employer. (AYC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Cooperative Education, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Followup Studies, Occupational Information, Outcomes of Education, Salaries, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.