ERIC Number: ED341349
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
1989-90 Graduates of UC Davis: Their Postgraduate Studies, Occupations and Impressions. Research Synopsis: Student Affairs Research and Information No. 43.
Hunziker, Celeste M.
A study was done of the postgraduate studies, occupations and impressions of the University of California Davis graduates of 1989-90. Those students witnessed a period of dramatic growth in enrollment and an increase in ethnic diversity at a time of strained resources and facilities at Davis. In four mailings a survey was sent to 3,016 graduates of whom 53 percent responded. Results of the survey found that 43 percent were in graduate or professional schools and over half were working full-time. Upon gradation women continued their education at about the same rate as men. Graduates rated their preparation at Davis for graduate school very highly with the mean rating at 4.22 on a five-point scale. Two of the largest career categories for Davis graduates were biological sciences and engineering. Annual salaries of 1989-90 graduates averaged $25,400. A majority also reported that their education prepared them very well or more than adequately for their current employment rating preparation in writing, problem-solving and research skills most highly. Graduates were most satisfied with the academic environment over all, were highly satisfied with faculty instruction, were generally satisfied with campus programs and services, and were unhappy with the racial harmony on the campus. Included are 15 tables. (JB)
Descriptors: Career Choice, College Graduates, College Outcomes Assessment, Education Work Relationship, Educational Environment, Employment, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Professional Training, Racial Relations, Role of Education, Salaries, School Effectiveness, Self Evaluation (Groups), Sex Differences, State Universities, Student Educational Objectives, Success, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Davis. Office of Student Affairs Research and Information.