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ERIC Number: ED354809
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Feb
Pages: 96
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Estimates of 1985-86 Bachelor's Degree Recipients' Course-Taking Behavior. Recent College Graduates Study. E.D. TABS.
Stowe, Peter
This publication presents estimates of 1985-86 bachelor's degree recipients' course-taking behavior in 10 major tables. The data are based on transcripts collected as part of the 1987 Recent College Graduates Study which collected data on almost a million college graduates. The data presented here discuss nine major fields of study: business and management, education, engineering, health care, public affairs and social services, math/computer science/physical science, social science, humanities, and psychology. Highlights of the findings include the following: the average number of courses taken by bachelor's degree recipients ranged from 48 courses for social science majors to 58 courses for engineering majors; the average grade point average of graduates in the 10 major fields of study ranged from 2.6 to 2.8 and did not differ substantially from field to field; the percentage of graduates who took one or more foreign language courses varied from 21 percent for engineering majors to 66 percent for social science majors; and more graduates majored in business and management than in any of the other major fields of study. Also included are a section on study methodology and appendixes containing a standard error table, a classification of major fields, and occupational codes. (JB)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.