ERIC Number: ED261596
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984
Survey of Spring 1984 Graduates.
Allen, David F.
Characteristics and career/educational plans of 95 students who graduated from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 1984 were investigated. Fifty-seven percent earned the bachelor of arts degree, 41 percent the bachelor of science degree, and 2 percent the associate's degree. Only three students were not white, and 80 percent were single. At the time of graduation 31 percent had accepted full-time employment, while 17 percent were working part-time. The median salary for the sample was $15,000. Among additional findings were that: graduates who accepted full-time employment were more likely to be single males with a grade point average (GPA) of 2.51-3.0; 31 percent of those who accepted a job, said it was related to their career objective; 34 percent learned of their job opportunity through family or friends, while 17 percent discovered the job through the career planning and placement service; 16 percent of the graduates were seeking further studies during the summer or fall of 1984; graduates continuing their education full-time were more likely to be single females with a GPA of 3.0-3.5; and 53 percent were enrolled in master's programs. In the data are included the incomes on graduates by college major and the number of graduates continuing education by major. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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