ERIC Number: ED405938
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Using Wage Record Data To Measure the Success of Students in the Labor Market: A Longitudinal Study of Former Cabrillo College Occupational Education Students' Employment and Wages (Cohorts 1990 and 1991).
In 1995, Cabrillo College was one of 18 California community colleges to participate in a pilot study on the uses of Unemployment Insurance (UI) wage record data for tracking employment rates of former community college students. The employment status of students who left the college in 1990 and 1991 was reported for their last year in college, first year out of college, and third year out of college. Data were collected by linking student records available through the statewide Management Information System with UI wage records maintained in the Employment Development Department. Results included the following: (1) of the 17,115 students in the study, UI wage record data were available for 77% of the students in the year they last attended college, 74% of the students in their first year after leaving college, and 67% of the students in their third year after college; (2) for students under 25 years of age, the largest gain in salary (123.7%) occurred among students who had obtained a certificate or associate degree; (3) of the 12 majors studied, students in the fire protection, radiological technology, nursing, dental hygiene, electronic technology, computer science, and business programs earned over $20,000 their first year out of college; and (4) in the first year out of college, Latinos who completed a degree or certificate earned $29,071, compared to $22,664 for non-completing Latinos. (HAA)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Cabrillo Coll., Aptos, CA.