ERIC Number: ED300076
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Graduate Employment. Research Brief 89-3.
Clagett, Craig A.
In spring 1988, a survey was conducted of the 1987 graduates of Prince George's Community College's (PGCC; in Largo, Maryland), occupational programs to assess graduates' success in obtaining full-time employment and their ratings of their preparation for employment. A questionnaire was mailed to all 933 student receiving an associate degree or certificate during fiscal year 1987. Study findings, based on a 57% response rate, included the following: (1) 90% of the graduates were employed, with 78% working full time; (2) 63% were employed full time in jobs related to their studies; (3) only 45% had obtained their current employment after graduation; (4) 87% rated their preparation for employment as "very good" or "good"; (5) full-time employment rates ranged from 36% for Marketing Management majors to 86% for Allied Health majors; (6) Electronics Technology majors gave the fewest high ratings of their preparation for employment, while 100% of the Accounting and Paralegal graduates rated their preparation as "good" or "very good"; and (7) between 1980 and 1984, graduates of nursing, allied health, and office technology programs had the most success obtaining full-time jobs related to their studies. The survey instrument is appended. (AJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prince George's Community Coll., Largo, MD. Office of Institutional Research.