ERIC Number: ED419556
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
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Employment Status of VCCS Students Fall Semester 1996. Research Report Series.
McHewitt, Earl R.
This report documents the employment status of Virginia Community College System (VCCS) students. In fall 1996, all 24 colleges involved in the study had at least a 50% working student population, and nearly 41% of all VCCS students were working full-time and also taking classes. A profile of business and industry showed that community colleges serve employees from all segments of the Virginia economy, with retail trade being a major employer for younger students. In addition, VCCS students are employed at the majority of Virginia's information and high-technology firms. Major groups in the services sector, the largest employer of VCCS students, include health, business, education, and engineering-management. The study found that 1) though males and females have the same rates of employment, males are more likely to work full-time; 2) if they are working, white, black, and Hispanic students are most likely to have full-time jobs; 3) new students are less likely to be working than returning students; 4) most VCCS students attend class part-time and work full-time, with the percentage of full-time employees increasing with age up to the 60-and-over category; and 5) the 18-21 age group has the highest percentage of working students. (YKH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Virginia State Dept. of Community Colleges, Richmond.