ERIC Number: ED405746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jul-13
Reference Count: N/A
Public University Baccalaureate Class of 1991 Follow-Up Survey. Executive Summary.
Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
This report examines the responses in a 1-year followup survey from over 13,000 baccalaureate graduates from Illinois public universities in 1991. The report presents a statewide profile of the Class of 1991 one year after graduation, examining their rates of employment, further education, and satisfaction with their undergraduate education. Findings indicated the following: (1) 71 percent of the respondents were employed full time and 12 percent part time; (2) 19 percent of the respondents were both employed and enrolled for further schooling, while 5 percent were neither employed nor enrolled; (3) enrollment patterns did not differ significantly by either gender or racial/ethnic group, but did differ by type of undergraduate major--arts and science majors constituted the majority of those enrolled full time, although only a third of the survey respondents were arts and science majors; (4) graduates employed full time and those neither employed nor seeking employment were slightly more positive than graduates employed part-time and those unemployed and seeking employment; and (5) full-time employed graduates with majors in professional fields were more satisfied with their jobs and with their majors as job preparation than were arts and science majors. An appendix provides the survey questions used in the survey. (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Attitudes, Bachelors Degrees, Comparative Analysis, Data Analysis, Education Work Relationship, Employment Patterns, Enrollment Trends, Followup Studies, Graduate Study, Graduate Surveys, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, Public Colleges, State Colleges, State Universities, Undergraduate Study
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Higher Education, Springfield.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois