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ERIC Number: ED411746
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Aug
Pages: 134
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-16-049179-7
Early Labor Force Experiences and Debt Burden. Postsecondary Education Descriptive Analysis Reports. Statistical Analysis Report.
Choy, Susan P.; Geis, Sonya; Carroll, C. Dennis
This study used data from the Baccalaureate and Beyond (B&B) and Beginning Postsecondary Student (BPS) studies to examine: the early labor force experiences of college students who either graduated or dropped out; student borrowing for postsecondary education; and student loan debt burden and repayment status. The B&B group (n=11,000) was followed one year after graduation in 1992-93. The nonbaccalaureates (n=8000) were those from the BPS group who enrolled in 1989-90 but did not graduate. Among the study's findings were: 87 percent of the graduates and 81 percent of the nonbaccalaureate group were employed in April of 1994; the average salary in 1994 was $22,100 for graduates and $16,600 for non-graduates; during the first year of graduation, about 29 percent of graduates had experienced unemployment, whereas among the nonbaccalaureate group, about one-third had experienced unemployment (since 1989); nearly one half of the graduates borrowed some money for their education--an average of $10,200; one year after graduating, 63 percent of bachelor's degree recipients had no debt; 29 percent of graduates were required to make loan payments, and the remaining 8 percent still owed but were not required to make payments; graduates were repaying on average of $136 per month, non-graduates an average of $76 per month. Appendixes include a glossary and technical notes on the methodology.(DM)
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: MPR Associates, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (NCES); Beginning Postsecondary Students Longitudinal Study