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ERIC Number: ED261579
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Feb
Pages: 26
Abstractor: N/A
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).
Women's College Coalition, 1725 K Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20006 ($7.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Women's Coll. Coalition, Washington, DC.
Note: A Project in cooperation with the Association of American Colleges.