ERIC Number: ED256442
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Reference Count: 0
A Follow-Up Study of LaGuardia Community College's 1973-1979 Graduates.
Weintraub, Jeffrey I.
In 1983-84, a follow-up study was conducted of students who graduated from LaGuardia Community College (LCC) between 1973 and 1979 to provide information on the number of students entering the labor market; the types of positions they received; the industries in which they found employment; and their starting salaries. Questionnaires were sent to 2,327 graduates, who were deemed reachable on the basis of two earlier studies, and responses were received from 670 (28.8%). Study findings revealed: (1) the average salary for 1973 graduates was $20,250, while 1979 graduates earned an average of $15,769; (2) data processing graduates had the highest starting salary ($10,639) and the highest percentage increase in salary over the period (109%); (3) occupational therapy graduates reported the lowest increase in salary (55%); (4) 63% of the graduates continued their education after graduation from LCC, and 56% of these had attained a bachelor's degree or better by mid-1983; (5) rates of transfer were highest among human services graduates (82%) and liberal arts graduates (78%), and lowest among data processing (39%) and secretarial science (37%) graduates; and (6) 50% of the employed graduates had remained with their first employer. (HB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: La Guardia Community Coll., Long Island City, NY.