ERIC Number: ED256395
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
LaGuardia Community College Report on Graduate Placement: Class of 1981.
Weintraub, Jeffrey I.
LaGuardia Community College (LCC) awarded associate degrees to 902 graduates in the class of 1981, an increase of 78 graduates from 1980. Each graduate was mailed a questionnaire shortly after graduation, requesting information on employment, salaries, and transfer to senior institutions. Responses from 618 (68.5%) of the graduates revealed: (1) between 1980 and 1981, there were increases in the number of graduates from the data processing (+40%), liberal arts (+27%), and business administration (+14%) programs, and decreases in the occupational therapy (-31%) and secretarial science (-12.9%) programs; (2) the transfer rate to senior colleges dropped from 62.8% in 1980 to 57.5% in 1981; (3) banking, law firms, and insurance companies attracted the largest number of graduates; (3) the average salary of a 1981 LCC graduate was $12,185, representing a 5.2% increase from 1980; and (4) LCC graduates had starting salaries an average of 7.8% higher than those of other two-year college graduates in the Middle Atlantic area. (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.