ERIC Number: ED359909
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Apr
Occupational and Educational Outcomes of Recent College Graduates 1 Year after Graduation: 1991. Contractor Report. Statistical Analysis Report.
Cahalan, Margaret; And Others
This report presents data on the occupational and educational experiences of graduates approximately 1 year following graduation based on a nationally representative sample of 16,172 bachelor's degree recipients during the during the 1989-90 academic year. The report is divided into two sections. The first section presents an overview of principal occupational and educational outcomes, and the second section focuses on outcomes for specific major fields of study. Among the study's highlights are the following: (1) 84 percent of the graduates were employed, the rest being unemployed or not in the labor market due to school or other reasons; (2) employment rates were higher among graduates in the professional fields; (3) the unemployment rate at 4.5 percent for graduates was 2 percent less than the general labor force as of April 1991; (4) one-third of the graduates reenrolled for further education within 1 year of graduation; (5) mean annual salaries for full-time employees were higher among professional field majors than among arts and sciences majors; and (6) among graduates employed full time, the mean salary for women was 87 percent of the mean salary for men. Appendices provide detailed tables with standard errors, study technical notes, and definitions. (GLR)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.