ERIC Number: ED413006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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Post-College Wages and Employment Rates of San Diego Miramar College Students.
Armstrong, William B.; Takarae, Yukari
In 1996, San Diego Miramar College conducted a study investigating if their vocational programs prepared students to succeed in the labor market after completing training. The participants of this study were former vocational students of Miramar College who left college in 1990-91 or 1991-92. Economic gains measured by wage rate after program completion were examined by tracking student wages and employment rates for three years after graduation through the Post-Education Employment Tracking System (PEETS). Findings indicated that Miramar students who completed a vocational program were slightly more likely to be employed for a longer term (82.7% compared to 77.6%), and had a faster rate of wage increase than those who did not. Students under 25 received the most amount of economic benefit; their wages had increased by 83.0% three years after college. Non-minority students received slightly higher average wages than minority students three years out of college, $41,894 per year compared to $36,998. More female (92.3%) than male (78.2%) students were in long term employment. The average wages of Miramar College students were found to be higher three years after graduation ($40,506) than the average for other California schools ($30,158). Appendices include tables of wage rates for vocational students under 25, and for all ages. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.