ERIC Number: ED300084
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Report on Job Placement and External Transfer of 1987 Graduates.
Allen, Marcia T.
Between December 1987 and March 1988, a study was conducted at the Community College of Rhode Island (CCRI) to determine the employment and educational status of students who graduated from the college in 1987. The study used mail and telephone surveys and obtained an 89.5% response rate from the 371 CCRI graduates. Study findings included the following: (1) 48.2% of the graduates were employed full time and not attending school, 13.1% were employed full time and attending school part time, 10.3% were employed part time and not attending school, 2.4% were unavailable for employment, 2.8% were unemployed and searching for employment, 9% were continuing their education full time, and 14.2% were attending school full time and working part-time; (2) average salaries for those working full time were $14,934 in 1985, $17,110 in 1986, and $18,502 in 1987; (3) average annual salaries ranged from a high of $23,942 for fire science graduates to a low of $13,151 for fine arts graduates; (4) 71.3% of the graduates were employed on a career basis, and 28.7% on a temporary basis; and (5) 39.2% of the graduates who transferred to a four-year institution were attending Rhode Island College. For each CCRI program of study, the report presents the number of 1987 graduates, their educational/employment status, average salary of graduates working in their field, and lists of the graduates' employers and transfer institutions. The survey instrument is included. (AYC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Rhode Island, Warwick.