ERIC Number: ED398848
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-4
Reference Count: N/A
Public University Baccalaureate Follow-Up Surveys of the 1994 Graduates. State of Illinois, Board of Higher Education.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This paper summarizes results of followup-surveys of 1994, 1991, 1988, and 1984 graduates of Illinois public universities to determine whether baccalaureate graduates found jobs; to what extent they pursued additional education; whether they found work in areas related to their majors; and how satisfied they were with both the university and their undergraduate majors. Analysis of the survey of 1994 students focused on three major areas: (1) the general results of the survey, and where appropriate, a comparison to those in the prior surveys; (2) a breakdown by race; and (3) a breakdown by occupational categories. Results indicated that 80 percent of men and 75 percent of women found full-time employment within one year of graduation; that more than three-quarters of respondents found jobs related to their undergraduate majors; that the rates of full-time employment for Black and Hispanic respondents were higher than for White and Asian respondents; that nine out of 10 respondents felt positively about the undergraduate experience; that Black respondents were more likely to hold jobs in public and social service than other ethnic groups; and that women earned less than men, whether they worked full- or part-time. Figures and tables provide supporting detail. An appendix provides methodological detail.(CK)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois