ERIC Number: ED256441
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
LaGuardia Community College Report on Graduate Placement: Class of 1983.
Weintraub, Jeffrey I.
A follow-up study was conducted of 922 graduates who were awarded associate degrees from LaGuardia Community College (LCC) in 1983. Questionnaires were sent to all of the graduates and responses were received from 417 (45.2%). Study findings, based on these responses and Admissions Office data on 118 transfer students, included the following: (1) 23.8% of the graduates were from the Data Processing area, 16.7% from Secretarial Sciences, 15.1% from Business Administration, 9.3% from Human Services, and 8.7% from Liberal Arts; (2) 57.5% of the graduates transferred to senior colleges, and of those, 68% were attending day classes and 32% evening classes; (3) between 1980 and 1983, there was an increase from 6% to 24% in the percentage of transfer students attending school full-time and working part-time; (4) of the 231 graduates who were employed full-time, 85% were employed in new positions obtained just prior to or after graduation; (5) the average salary of LCC graduates was $12,803; (6) in comparison with 1982 average salaries, 1984 salaries were up 1.4%, with Secretarial Science, Occupational Therapy, and Human Services graduates showing the largest salary increases; and (7) 41% of the graduates who entered the labor market full-time obtained employment through cooperative education internships and 19% obtained jobs through LCC's placement office. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.