ERIC Number: ED409786
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Starting Salaries of College Graduates. Indicator of the Month.
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This brief summary report provides data on differences in starting salaries of college graduates and the related changing demands of the labor market. The report notes that: (1) between 1977 and 1993 computer sciences and engineering graduates had much higher starting salaries than graduates in all other fields of study; (2) while starting salaries for humanities and education graduates have varied over time, generally they were considerably lower than starting salaries for all graduates; (3) among 1993 graduates females were more likely than males to major in education, and males were more likely than females to major in computer sciences and engineering; (4) the most common field of study for both males and females was business; and (5) median starting salaries for 1993 male graduates were higher than those for females. Two tables provide data for percentage difference between median starting salaries for all graduates versus graduates in particular fields of study for the years 1977-93, and annual median starting salaries of 1993 graduates by sex and major field of study; starting salaries of college graduates by field of discipline are graphed. (CH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.