ERIC Number: ED256396
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
LaGuardia Community College Report on Graduate Placement: Class of 1982.
Weintraub, Jeffrey I.
A study was conducted at LaGuardia Community College (LCC) to gather information on 1982 graduates entering the labor market, which industries were hiring graduates, salary data, transfer information, and comparison of LaGuardia graduates to those of comparable institutions. Questionnaires mailed to all 835 members of the class of 1982, telephone surveys, and additional data obtained from the Admissions Office provided information on 594 (71.1%) of the graduates. Study findings included the following: (1) curricular areas showing the largest increases in graduates over 1981 were data processing (+40%), occupational therapy (+45%), dietary technician (+166%), and secretarial science (+7.8%); while decreases were seen in liberal arts (-50%), business administration and management (-13.5%), and human services (-32.1%); (2) secretarial science graduates accounted for the highest concentration of graduates in one curriculum (22.3%); (3) the transfer rate to senior colleges increased from 57.5% in 1981 to 58.7% in 1982; and (4) the average salary of a LCC graduate was $12,624, with liberal arts, business, and accounting graduates reporting the largest salary increases and data processing and human services graduates reporting slight salary decreases. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.