ERIC Number: ED256394
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Reference Count: 0
LaGuardia Community College Report on Graduate Placement: Class of 1980.
Weintraub, Jeffrey I.
A follow-up study was conducted of students who graduated from LaGuardia Community College (LCC) in 1980 to provide information on graduates entering the labor market, industries employing LCC's graduates, salary data, transfer information, and LCC's graduates compared to those of other institutions. Questionnaires were mailed to each of the 824 students who graduated from LCC in 1980, and responses were received from 59.7% (N=492). Study findings included the following: (1) the number of graduates from certain curricular areas increased sharply from 1979 including secretarial science (+39%), human services (+26%), and business administration/management (+18%), while marked decreases were seen in liberal arts (-22%) and occupational therapy (-15%); (2) the transfer rate continued to rise with 63.3% of the graduates indicating they were enrolled in a senior college or in the process of enrolling; (3) of the transfer students, 60% were attending day classes and 40% were attending evening classes; (4) manufacturing, education/health/social agencies, banks, and legal firms attracted the most LCC graduates; (5) 57.5% of the graduates were employed full-time, and 80% of these graduates were working at new positions obtained near graduation; (6) the average salary of a 1980 LCC graduate was $11,584, an average of 19.8% higher than that of other two-year college graduates in the Middle Atlantic area; and (7) approximately 46% of the graduates entering the labor market initially after graduation were employed with cooperative education employers. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.
Note: Prepared by the Placement Office, Division of Cooperative Education.