ERIC Number: ED292520
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Educational and Career Outcomes for Subpopulations of Respondents to the 1986 Survey of Former Students. Institutional Research In-Brief #41, and Institutional Performance Indicators: A Snapshot of Former Student Employment and Transfer Activities. Institutional Research In-Brief.
Obetz, Wayne S.
These two research summaries provide information on the educational and employment activities of graduates of the Community College of Philadelphia (CCP). The first research brief draws from a 1986 survey of recent graduates and non-returning students, and from data on student characteristics and academic achievement for 490 of the 502 respondents. The following findings are highlighted: (1) males earned on average $2,285 more per year than females, while White respondents reported wages averaging $2,772 more per year than those reported by Black respondents; (2) males were slightly more likely than females to continue their education beyond CCP; and (3) there were no differences in grade point average (GPA) while at CCP between those who transferred and those who did not, nor were there any differences in GPA associated with reason for enrolling. The second research brief extracts follow-up data from 1983 to 1985 Performance Indicators Reports, highlighting a number of trends. Over 47% of the students who left CCP between 1983 and 1985 had transferred to another college within 9 months of leaving. Graduation and transfer patterns did not vary dramatically by race, though Blacks were less likely to graduate than Whites, and White graduates were less likely to transfer than Black graduates. Subject to the caveat of small sample sizes, Asian students tended to be most likely to enter the labor market and/or transfer, while Hispanic students tended to be least likely to transfer. (UCM)
Descriptors: Black Students, College Transfer Students, Community Colleges, Education Work Relationship, Educational Trends, Employment Patterns, Females, Grade Point Average, Graduate Surveys, Males, Outcomes of Education, Racial Differences, Salaries, Sex Differences, Student Characteristics, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Followup, White Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia Community Coll., PA. Office of Institutional Research.