ERIC Number: ED312929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Employment Survey of Michigan College Graduates: Report of Destinations, Average Starting Salaries, and Unemployment, 1987-88 (All Degree Levels).
Scheetz, L. Patrick; Gardner, Philip D.
Information is presented from an employment survey of Michigan college graduates, focusing on destinations, average starting salaries, and unemployment for 1987-88 at all degree levels. Some of the study findings are as follows: (1) after completing their degrees, graduates could be working full-time, pursuing other educational goals, or still seeking employment, and more than 60% of all graduates were working while 8%-11% were unemployed; (2) depending on the degree level, pursuit of additional education varies from a high of 22% among associate's degree recipients to a low of 7% for Ph.D. recipients; (3) approximately 75% of the bachelor's, master's, and doctoral graduates remain in the state of Michigan; (4) bachelor's recipients are more likely to accept jobs outside the state; and (5) technical fields, especially engineering and engineering technologies, computer science, business, health sciences, industrial arts, and agriculutral sciences generally receive the highest starting salaries across all degree levels. (SM)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Career Choice, College Graduates, Degrees (Academic), Doctoral Degrees, Education Work Relationship, Employment Opportunities, Higher Education, Masters Degrees, Outcomes of Education, Relevance (Education), Salaries, State Surveys
Career Development and Placement Services, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48824-1113 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Collegiate Employment Research Inst.
Identifiers - Location: Michigan