ERIC Number: ED261579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Reference Count: 0
A Profile of Recent Women's College Graduates, '67/77.
Women's Coll. Coalition, Washington, DC.
Data on the undergraduate and subsequent life experiences of the 1967 and 1977 graduating classes of 48 women's colleges were studied. For the nearly 5,000 graduates, attention was directed to: undergraduate fields of concentration and extracurricular activity, graduate study, work status, family status, and current involvement in the community. The attitudes of these women toward their college experience and toward a number of issues related to the position of women in society were also explored. It was found that the women's college graduate in the study was typically a liberal arts major who is currently employed full-time and currently married. She is involved in at least one civic, professional, or service organization, and maintains a connection with her college. If she had it to do over again, she would attend her same college. Additional findings include: nearly three-quarters of the respondents are in the work force; roughly half of the alumnae who work full-time earn more than $25,000 and one-fifth earn more than $35,000; almost half who work hold traditionally male-dominated jobs, such as lawyer, physician, or manager; and nearly half have earned advanced degrees, and 81 percent have continued their education beyond college. The colleges that participated in the study are listed. (SW).
Descriptors: Career Choice, Citizen Participation, College Graduates, Employment Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Family Life, Females, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Marital Status, School Surveys, Single Sex Colleges, Student Experience, Undergraduate Study
Women's College Coalition, 1725 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Coll. Coalition, Washington, DC.
Note: A Project in cooperation with the Association of American Colleges.