ERIC Number: ED260649
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Follow-Up Survey of the 1983 Bachelor's Degree Recipients from Maryland Public Institutions. Postsecondary Education Research Reports.
Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Results of a survey of 1983 bachelor's degree recipients at Maryland's public four-year institutions are presented. Statistical findings and a brief narrative summary cover graduates' postgraduation educational activities, employment and occupational status, and achievement of important goals. The largest percentage of graduates majored in business (20.1 percent), interdisciplinary studies (15.7 percent), social sciences (11.3 percent), education (8.2 percent), and engineering (6.8 percent). Additional findings show that: 24 percent of the graduates had transferred from a two-year college, and 23 percent had transferred from another four-year institution; 54 percent of the graduates had received scholarships, grants, and/or Veterans Administration benefits, while 41 percent also owed on loans; 79 percent planned to complete a higher degree, while 31 percent had already enrolled for some form of college credit and 19 percent were enrolled in programs leading to graduate or professional degrees; and 78 percent were employed full-time and 12 percent part-time. Information is also provided on the location of respondents' employment, length of job search and source of job, the relationship between major and occupation, and job preparation and evaluation. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Aspiration, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Job Search Methods, Majors (Students), Salaries, State Colleges, Underemployment, Unemployment
State Board for Higher Education, 16 Francis Street, Annapolis MD 21401.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Board for Higher Education, Annapolis.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland