ERIC Number: ED419481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Apr-18
Reference Count: N/A
One Year Later: The Status of 1994-95 OSSHE Bachelor's Graduates. Prepared for the Oregon State Board of Higher Education.
Oregon State System of Higher Education, Portland. Office of Academic Affairs.
This study sought to identify what Oregon State System of Higher Education (OSSHE) 1994-95 baccalaureate graduates were doing 6 to 12 months following graduation. Results of the study, based on an overall response rate of slightly less than 40 percent (n=2,736), included the following: (1) about 80 percent were employed; 8 percent were continuing their education, 14 percent were combining work and advanced education; and 4 percent were seeking work; (2) majors in which respondents were employed at levels greater than the OSSHE average included engineering (93 percent), agriculture and forestry (93 percent), business (92 percent), computer science (93 percent), health-related fields ( 92 percent), and education (89 percent); majors which produced lower than average employment levels included mathematics and science (73 percent), liberal arts (79 percent), and social sciences (81 percent); (3) the cohort was employed in all sectors of the economy, including private business (59 percent), education (24 percent), government (13 percent), nonprofit organizations (2 percent), and self-employment (2 percent); (4) respondents took a wide range of jobs; (5) three-fourths of the cohort were employed in Oregon; (6) almost 40 percent of respondents were earning $25,000 or more; and (7) almost nine of ten respondents indicated that what they learned in college was helpful in performing their job. Sixteen data tables and graphs are included. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Oregon State System of Higher Education, Portland. Office of Academic Affairs.