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ERIC Number: ED422798
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-May
Pages: 91
Abstractor: N/A
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Great Expectations: A Longitudinal Analysis of Outcomes Following Graduation. AIR 1998 Annual Forum Paper.
Pitter, Gita Wijesinghe; Whitfield, Duane; Lanham, Claudia; Savon, Brian
Reports on an automated system used to examine progression to higher degrees and to analyze the employment and earnings of university graduates by discipline and degree level during the first and fifth years after graduation from the State University System (SUS) of Florida. The cohort examined was the 1990-91 graduating class, which consisted of 25,792 baccalaureate, 6,054 master's, and 747 doctoral level graduates. The databases used included SUS's own data, and state unemployment insurance and federal employment data. Analysis of the data showed that: (1) professional programs (business, education, engineering, and health) produced the greatest number of graduates at all degree levels; (2) at the bachelor's level, highest earnings after five years went to banking and finance majors; at the master's level the highest salaries were earned by accounting majors; and at the doctoral level chemistry majors ranked highest; (3) of graduates employed in Florida, professional program (education, health, and business) graduates dominated the list of disciplines; (4) differences between male and female salaries were striking, as were differences attributed to ethnicity. Appendix data tables include gains in earnings, 1991-96; mean earnings; and earnings by gender and race. (CH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Practitioners; Students
Language: English
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