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ERIC Number: ED318309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Aug
Pages: 55
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Occupational and Educational Outcomes of 1985-86 Bachelor's Degree Recipients. Survey Report.
Porter, Joanell
The study analyzed responses received from Bachelor's Degree recipients to the 1987 Recent College Graduates Survey administered in June, 1987. Among many findings are the following: One year after graduation, approximately 86% of degree recipients were employed--75% full time (who earned $20,300 annually on average) and 11% part time. Of the 14% not working 57% were attending school. About 78% of employed respondents reported that their jobs were related to their major field of study in college. Business/management graduates had a higher rate of employment than other graduates. Graduates in biological sciences were employed at a lower rate (59%) than all other graduates but had the highest enrollment rate (61%) for additional schooling. Over 30% of all employed respondents felt that a degree was not necessary to obtain the jobs they held. Findings are presented in both narrative and tabular form for individual fields of study (business/management; education; engineering; health professions; public affairs/social services; biological sciences; mathematics, computer science, physical sciences; social sciences, humanities, and psychology). Appendixes provide further technical notes and definitions of terms. (DB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.