ERIC Number: ED412874
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Who Goes Where? An Exploratory Study of Recent York Graduates.
Grayson, J. Paul
Surveys were conducted to examine the post-college plans of York University (Canada) graduates of the Faculties of Arts, Fine Arts, Pure and Applied Science and the Schulich School of Business. The first survey population included all bachelor's degree candidates who had graduated in fall of 1995 and the second involved all June 1996 graduates; the response rate was 51 percent. The survey included questions about: respondents preferences or destinations for the coming year; family income, ethnic/racial origin, birth date, gender, and academic standing; institutional experiences both in and out of classroom and coursework and curricular patterns; community and social activities; and general satisfaction with the academic experience at York. Data on grade point averages was obtained from administrative records. Almost half the respondents reported that they hoped to be in the labor force in the year after graduation. Of the remainder, approximately 5 percent planned to attend graduate school at York University and almost 25 percent planned to attend another postsecondary institution. Overall, disciplinary major was the best indicator of whether or not students would pursue further education. (Contains 10 references). (JLS)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Assessment, Educational Attainment, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Labor Force, Outcomes of Education, Student Attitudes, Student Characteristics, Student Educational Objectives, Student Surveys, Surveys
Institute for Social Research, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, Canada M3J 1P3.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: York Univ., Toronto (Ontario). Inst. for Social Research.