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ERIC Number: ED263971
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: 0
Placement & Transfer Report, 1985.
In October 1985, Broome Community College (BCC) conducted its eleventh annual graduate survey. The survey was administered in-person during graduation rehearsal, and also mailed to those who did not attend rehearsal. Study findings, based on a 93% response rate, included the following: (1) 1183 students graduated from BCC as members of the class of 1985; (2) 91% of the responding graduates found employment (50%) or transferred to four-year colleges or technical schools (41%); (3) only 6% were unemployed, the lowest percentage in 11 years; (4) the average annual salary of the working graduates was $14,239, with a range between $6,968 and $24,000; (5) among the employed graduates, 85% went to work in Broome County or the Southern Tier; (6) the top employers of BCC graduates were large industries in New York State, retail stores in Broome County, and small businesses in Broome County; (7) 61% of the respondents indicated that their current job was directly related to their academic curricula; and (8) among the graduates who transferred, 65% enrolled in the State University of New York system. Data tables showing survey responses by program and the survey instrument are appended. (Author/EJV)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Broome Community Coll., Binghamton, NY.