ERIC Number: ED282485
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Highlights: 1985 Recent College Graduates Survey.
Porter, Joanell T.
Highlights of a survey of 1983 and 1984 college graduates at the bachelor's or master's degree level are presented. Information is provided on types of jobs and starting salaries of degree recipients, with comparisons by sex, along with data on newly qualified and beginning teachers. The survey, which was conducted by the Center for Education Statistics, surveyed a nationally representative sample of about 16,000 bachelor's degree recipients and 2,000 master's degree recipients from about 400 U.S. colleges and universities. The overall response rate was 78%. Findings include: nearly 85% of all bachelor's graduates and 80% of all master's graduates were employed full-time or part-time 1 year after graduation. Full-time employment rates were higher for bachelor's degree recipients who majored in business/management and engineering and lower for majors in the biological sciences and psychology. Employment rates for graduates in 10 fields of study are reported. Of bachelor's degree recipients working full-time or part-time in 1985, about 59% held professional, managerial, or technical jobs. About 97,000 bachelor's degree recipients were classified as newly qualified to teach in 1985, representing more than 10% of the total graduating class. (SW)
Descriptors: Bachelors Degrees, Beginning Teachers, Career Choice, College Graduates, Education Work Relationship, Employment Experience, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Majors (Students), Masters Degrees, National Surveys, Nonprofessional Personnel, Professional Personnel, Salaries, Sex Differences
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Education Statistics (ED/OERI), Washington, DC.