ERIC Number: ED311060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Recent College Graduates Study, 1987 (RCGS-1987). Combined File of Survey and Aggregate Transcript Data [machine-readable data file].
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
The 1987 Recent College Graduates Study (RCGS) machine-readable data file, RECENT.GRADS.COMBINED.A8586, is the third of three data files produced from the study and contains information about 1985-86 bachelor's degree graduates for whom both questionnaire and transcript data were collected. The combined survey and aggregate transcript data file includes: (1) total number of transcripts; (2) reported grade point average (GPA); (3) highest and lowest GPA at degree-granting institutions; (4) passing value of GPA at degree-granting institutions; (5) three-digit code for major field of study; (6) date that the degree was awarded; (7) total credits earned; and (8) courses attempted in the student's major academic field. The tape documentation includes a complete description of the data and collection process. Other RCGS data files contain additional data on the educational and employment experiences of recent bachelor's or master's degree recipients 1 year after graduation. This combined file allows analyses of newly qualified teachers, registered baccalaureate degree nurses, and others with selected fields of study by number and type of courses taken, GPA, and credit hours received. POPULATION: Colleges; Universities. TYPE OF SURVEY: National Survey; Sample Survey; Follow-up Survey. SAMPLE: Bachelor's Degree Graduates. FREQUENCY: Once. YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: 1987. (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Records, Bachelors Degrees, College Graduates, Data Collection, Employment Level, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Nurses, Teachers
U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Information Technology Branch, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208-5725. Telephone: (202) 357-6528/6522. (SAS file or SPSS-Xfile, $150).
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.