ERIC Number: ED413008
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Post-College Wages and Employment Rates of San Diego City College Students.
Armstrong, William B.; Takarae, Yukari
In 1996, San Diego City College conducted a study investigating the efficacy of their vocational programs in helping to prepare students for the labor market. Economic gains 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 City College students who completed a vocational program were slightly more likely to be employed for a longer term (75.6% compared to 72.0%) and had a faster rate of wage gain than those who did not. Students under 25 received larger wage increases than older students; their wages increased by 90% three years after college. The rising wages for women and minority students place them at a near equilibrium with male, non-minority students. Women received a 36.4% average wage gain three years after college, while men averaged a 7.4% gain. The average annual wages of City College students were somewhat higher ($32,703) than those of the San Diego Community College District ($31,664) and the aggregated average of California Community Colleges ($30,158). Appendices include separate wage rate tables for vocational students under 25, and for all ages. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Diego Community Coll. District, CA. Research and Planning.